Work Package 1:
Theory and Methodology


This Work Packege aims to theoretically develop the concept of decoloniality so as to move beyond the colonial/post-colonial dualism.

It will refine the analytical taxonomy of four modes of practicing colonial heritage by exploring the interrelationships between different modes and identifying the constitutive features and contextual premises of each – paying special attention to the decolonial potential in the mode of re-emergence entailing a shift from the interest in differing epistemologies or world-views, to one of multiple ontologies.

Finally, it will unpack and operationalize the methodological consequences of working with de-coloniality, taking the ways in which bodies are enmeshed or entangled in their environment seriously.

This Work Package is led by Aarhus University.