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2014-02-028 Wellington roundtable: Giving art away - Drawing from Wellington Roundtable On the morning of Thursday 27 February, 24 people gathered in Wellington to discuss how we can give art away. This roundtable was part of Kete, a biannual craft fair organised by the NZ Academy of the Arts. It was also the first in a series of meeting in South Ways, […]
Rev. Dr. William Barber and Kane from the Sacrificial Poets A Punkspat: The Geo-politics of the New South Ripple - Rev. Dr. William Barber and Kane from the Sacrificial Poets The South in our discussion mainly relates to lands in the southern hemisphere but at the same time they are influenced by theories from the Global South. I however wonder if we should include the important influence from the American deep south, after all the […]
Convicts_at_Botany_Bay Is art beyond borders? - The call to boycott the Sydney Biennale has brought up larger questions about the governance of border control in Australia. The following video by Crossborder Operational Matters argues that Australia is currently a proving ground for techniques of refugee control.  It claims that Australia’s policy of mandatory detention has now been exported to other countries, including China […]
image The truth about the resignation of Benedict XVI - One wonders if Esteban Bedoya has some secret hot-line into the Vatican. When he published The Apocalypse According to Benedict in 2008 it seemed an audacious fantasy that Pope Benedict XVI, AKA. Joseph Ratzinger, would ever retire from this highest of worldly offices. Popes don’t retire: they assume the Papal throne at an advanced age […]
image_thumb (1) Kukuli Velarde–the empire looks back - Kukuli Velarde, Patron Santiago (Corpus Series), red clay low fire, underglazes, casein, gold leaf and wax, 84 h x 49 d x 26.5 w cm, 2013 Kukuli Velarde is a Peruvian-born artist whose work deconstructs the Spanish colonisation of Andean peoples. Here she writes about the southern agenda behind her work: Like the majority of […]
image_thumb.png A Revolution for Free! - Julian Assange on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy. Photo Credit: Carl Gardner via Compfight Creative Commons As we mark the 50th the anniversary of The Great March on Washington, and move closer to the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK, and in my own country of Australia, the celebration of the 50th Anniversary […]
Decolonial Aesthetics out in Social Text - Decolonial AestheSis Walter Mignolo’s application of decolonial theory to art practice is discussed in a number of papers for the latest edition of Social Text. “Decolonial aestheSis asks why Western aesthetic categories like ‘beauty’ or ‘representation’ have come to dominate all discussion of art and its value, and how those categories organise the way we […]
Installation shot of documentary projection in Nicholas Mangan 'Progress in Action' Nicholas Mangan–recreate the past for the future - Installation shot from Nicholas Mangan 'Progress in Action' Nicholas Mangan is a Melbourne artist with a strong interest in the material histories of the Pacific. His previous show at Sutton Gallery Nauru, Notes from a Cretaceous World concerned the history of phosphate mining in the remote Pacific island, which had become a processing centre for […]
jorge_amado Honouring Jorge Amado in today’s Brazil - Exhibition curator and academic Ilana Goldstein describes her exhibition about the life of one of Brazil’s leading writers, Jorge Amado. According to Amado, “We did not want to be modernists but modern.” A video glimpse of the exhibition “Jorge Amado and the Universal’ Jorge Amado (1912 – 2001) was one of the the most well-known […]

Events

Iv Encuentro Sudamericano En Gestion Cultural - IV ENCUENTRO SUDAMERICANO EN GESTION CULTURAL. A gathering of South American cultural researchers in Valparaiso, Chile 9-11 October.
Encuentro Internacional de Estudios Visuales Latinoamericanos 2014 - III Encuentro Internacional de Estudios Visuales Latinoamericanos 25, 26 y 27 de junio de 2014 en la UAEH, Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo, México El Tercer Encuentro Internacional de Estudios Visuales Latinoamericanos, tiene la finalidad de reunir especialistas internacionales en relación con el estudio de la imagen como instrumento fundamental para la construcción tanto de memorias […]
Epistemologies of the South: South-South, South-North and North-South global learning - From the multilingual Boaventura de Sousa Santos comes news of an important upcoming event in southern thinking: Call for papers Epistemologies of the South: South-South, South-North and North-South global learning Coimbra – 10, 11, 12 July 2014 A sense of exhaustion looms over Europe. It would appear that the old world is no longer capable […]
Warning: Questions Ahead! Southern dialogues at the beginning of 2013 - Southern dialogues are developing strongly at this moment in time, though only to highlight the significant challenges ahead. The colloquium Diálogo Trans-Pacífico y Sur-Sur: Perspectivas Alternativas a la Cultura y Pensamiento Eurocéntrico y Noroccidental took place on 8-9 January, as part of the grand scale Congreso Interdisciplinario at University of Santiago, Chile. Latin America has […]
International Conference on “University Leadership for Integrating Knowledge Diversity for Sustainability” - Sub-themes: Regenerating Social Science with (1) Locally Relevant (Indigenous) Knowledge Systems and (2) Sustainability PrinciplesOctober 5-7, 2012Venue: AlBukhary International University, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia (www.aiu.edu.my)Conference organisers: AiU and MultiversitySuppported by Ministry for Higher Education, Malaysia/AKEPT – Higher Education Leadership Training Academy The International Conference on “University Leadership for Integrating Knowledge Diversity for Sustainability” scheduled for […]
Call for Papers: South-South Symposium (7-10 January 2013) - The symposium South-South Dialogue: Alternative Perspectives to Western Culture and Thought will be held as part of the Third International Congress Sciences, Technologies and Cultures: A Dialogue Among The Disciplines of Knowledge, 7-10 January 2013, at University of Santiago of Chile (Usach). For more information, see link: www.internacionaldelconocimiento.org. In recent years, perspectives have emerged that […]
Términos Claves De La Teoría Postcolonial Latinoamericana: Despliegues, Matices, Definiciones - TÉRMINOS CLAVES DE LA TEORÍA POSTCOLONIAL LATINOAMERICANA: DESPLIEGUES, MATICES, DEFINICIONES I Coloquio del Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios en Teoría Poscolonial, Facultad de Humanidades y Artes, UNR 2, 3 y 4 de julio de 2012 Facultad de Humanidades y Artes Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina Conferencia Inaugural DR. GUSTAVO VERDESIO University of Michigan – Miembro […]
Centro De Investigaciones Y Estudios En Teoría Poscolonial–Conferencia inaugural - CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES Y ESTUDIOS EN TEORÍA POSCOLONIAL TÉRMINOS CLAVES DE LA TEORÍA POSCOLONIAL  LATINOAMERICANA: DESPLIEGUES, MATICES, DEFINICIONES I Coloquio del Centro de Investigaciones  y Estudios en Teoría Poscolonial, Facultad de Humanidades y Artes, UNR 2, 3 y 4 de julio de 2012 Facultad de Humanidades y Artes Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina CONFERENCIA INAUGURAL […]
Conference on Colonialism and Decolonization - Call for papers.We are pleased to inform you that the Department of History and Civilization, IIUM, with the collaboration of International Institute of Islamic Thoughts and Civilization (ISTAC) and the National Archives of Malaysia will be organizing the above programme at ISTAC, IIUM KL Campus on 17th-19th April 2012. We are inviting you to contribute […]
A Call for Silence in the Pacific - Since colonisation in the Pacific, there has been much talk about cultural differences. Those from European cultures profess a more individualist world view, where one should stand independently of family and social ties. By contrast, Pacific peoples are seen to place much emphasis on genealogy as determinate of selfhood. But behind all this talk, lies […]

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