All events as well as further interviews, online exhibitions and essays are documented and published on the accompanying TALKING OBJECTS BLOG.


Decolonize Performance/Artistic Intervention Talk

UNEXPECTED LESSONS #3 – Decolonizing Romantik

Awakening, nostalgia and nationalism, Orientalism and the mystification of nature - How did Romantic Europe look at the world? And how does Romanticism shape Europe's self-image today? Read more

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Decolonize Talk Performance/Artistic Intervention

UNEXPECTED LESSONS #2 – Decolonizing Nature

TALKING OBJECTS LAB @Goethe Morph* Iceland. The three-day performative conference UNEXPECTED LESSONS #2 will take place as part of the festival Goethe Morph* Iceland at Nordic House in Reykjavik on September 13th - 15th, 2022. Read more

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Anti-Colonial Approaches to Nature

One-day workshop on 15 July 2022 on "Decolonizing Nature" with 15 experters from various fields to discuss about agriculture, food and related health systems, seed archives, climate change and landscpae as an archive of memories. Read more

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Decolonize Objects (Re-Evaluation) Performance/Artistic Intervention

Revisiter les Objets

Artist Residency /Presentation & Lecture Performance with Ibrahima Thiam on May 26th 2022 at Musée Théodore Monod in Dakar, Senegal. Read more

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Decolonize Memory Performance/Artistic Intervention Talk

Interactive Temporary Monument

TALKING OBJECTS LAB is invited to create a Temporary Monument at Kottbusser Tor, Berlin – using the space of an advertising column. APRIL 26 - MAY 5, 2022. Read more

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Talk Performance/Artistic Intervention Objects (Re-Evaluation) Decolonize


Starting with an interactive temporary monument at Kottbusser Tor, in 2022, Talking Object Lab's polyphonous projects will take place in Dakar, Nairobi and in Iceland, amongst others. Read more

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Decolonize Knowledge Memory Archive (Archive practices) Objects (Re-Evaluation)

Imagining an Archive for Decolonial Knowledge

A digital conversation in December 2021. With Njoki Ngumi, Jim Chuchu, Neo Musangi, Malick Ndiaye, Mahret Ifeoma Kupka and Isabel Raabe Read more

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Decolonize Memory Knowledge

Mapping Academia / The Pathways of Healing and Caring

Discussion, Artistic Contributions and Music – Digital event in cooperation with 1014 – space for ideas, New York City (In English) – Registration for the livestream from Dec 1 under Read more

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Archive (Archive practices) Decolonize Objects (Re-Evaluation)

Decolonial information technology workshop

A digital conversation on the digital in December 2021. With Chao Tayiana Maina, Erik Stein, Mahret Ifeoma Kupka, and Isabel Raabe. Read more

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Memory Knowledge Decolonize Objects (Re-Evaluation)

Le Langage des Objets

Discussion and Opening – Presentation by artist Viyé Diba within his residence at the Museum Théodore Monod. 4 December 2021, 17-19 h, Museum Théodore Monod in Dakar, Senegal. Read more

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Knowledge Memory Museum practices Talk

Talking Objects

July 7, 7 pm. A talk in the frame of the exhibition "La lumière qui fait la bonheur..." by Georges Adéagbo (28 March - 25 July 2021 at KINDL - Center for Contemporary Art, Berlin). Read more

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Knowledge Memory Museum practices Talk

Unexpected Lessons

The performative discursive event »UNEXPECTED LESSONS - Decolonizing Memory and Knowledge« took place on 11th and 12th of June 2021 in parallel in Akademie der Künste Berlin, Nairobi and the digital space. Read more

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