Decolonial Methodologies: Arts, Politics, Europe

01 November 2019, Aarhus (Denmark)


Research Symposium organized by the body-politics research unit, CT.

Organizers: Britta Timm Knudsen, Christoffer Kølvraa,

When: Friday 1 November 2019, 2-6 pm.

Venue: ADA 333, Nygaard Building 5335, Finlandsgade 21, 8200 Aarhus N

Funders: CT (Cultural Transformations) and Uses of the Past


This seminar will discuss multiple epistemologies, entanglements and diverse embodied perspectives as challenging Euro/Western-centric models of knowledge, science, aesthetics and politics.

It seeks to demonstrate what decoloniality looks like in diverse research fields in the humanities and social sciences and in what ways the decolonial approach and agenda offers new ways of looking – and new methods for engaging with – contemporary form of coloniality. What does such decolonial agendas do to the positionality and entanglement of various voices and issues across the spaces between the global and the local or the particular and the universal?


Postcolonizing the ‘B/ordering Turn’ in a Time of Walls, Fences and More Walls, Olivier Thomas Kramsch, Nijmegen Centre for Border Research, Department of Human Geography, Radboud Uiversiteit, The Netherlands

Decolonial heritage diplomacy?, Cristina E. Clopot, Postdoctoral Researcher in ECHOES, Wilberforce Institute, University of Hull, United Kingdom

Decolonization is Difficult: Research, Art and the ‘Colonial Drive to Know’, Mathias Danboldt, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Embrace the Contradications – On studying Greenland-Danish Relations in a not so post-colonial time, Astrid Nonbo-Andersen, Postdoctoral Researcher in ECHOES, Aarhus University/DIIS, Denmark