Telling Tales

»La Palabre« Six evenings on decolonial theory and practice TALKING OBJECTS LAB @Vierte Welt Adalbertstraße 96, 10999 Berlin July – December 2023 »La Palabre«: These are six evenings of decolonial theory and practice in Berlin-Kreuzberg, at the Vierte Welt at Kottbusser Tor, combining discussion and shared food. “La Palabre” refers to the social practice of public discourse, gathering, and conflict resolution in numerous countries on the African continent; the location is usually a baobab tree, l'arbre a palabre. “La Palabre” deals with themes that we have developed as part of the… Read more

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Artistic LABoratory and exhibition project in Dakar and Berlin

May 22-24, 2023 in Dakar: Artistic LABoratory and exhibition project in Dakar and Berlin in the frame of TALKING OBJECTS LAB. Read more

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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 Objects (Re-Evaluation) Museum practices

Talking Objects. On the Origin and the Future of Objects in the Museum

As part of the exhibition "The Collection of Maximilian von Goldschmidt-Rothschild" at the Museum Angewandte Kunst, there will be a talk with Dr. Katharina Weiler (curator), Dr. Mahret Kupka and Isabel Raabe (both conception and curation, Talking Objects Lab) on Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30 pm. Read more

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Decolonize Objects (Re-Evaluation)

Verlust und Heilung

Es reicht nicht, in der Kolonialzeit gestohlene Kunst zurückzugeben. Es geht aber auch nicht um Schuld. Angestrebt ist eine Auseinandersetzung mit der Geschichte der kulturellen Verletzungen, der Kunst und den traditionellen Materialien, aus der heraus Neues entstehen kann. Cornelia Wilß führte mit… Read more

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African philosophy Contemporary Art Decolonize Archive (Archive practices) Knowledge Memory Museum practices Performance/Artistic Intervention Talk

Healing, as we know it, is about following a holistic approach.

Interview with Curators Mahret Ifeoma Kupka and Isabel Raabe Read more

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