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A conversation about decolonizing strategies in and outside of art institutions and the academy.
Slought is pleased to announce “Practicing Decolonization,” a conversation with Marc Lamont Hill, Amin Husain, and Nitasha Dhillon about decolonizing strategies in and outside of art institutions and the academy, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 5-8pm. This event has been organized in collaboration with graduate and post-graduate fellows of the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication’s (CARGC) at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. It is also the opening plenary of the South X Southeast early career symposium, which will engage the theme of “Popular Culture and Coloniality: Decolonizing Global Media Studies” and continues on March 28, 2019 at the Annenberg School of Communication.
Marc Lamont Hill of Temple University, and Amin Husain and Nitasha Dhillon of MTL Collective and Decolonize this Place, will draw from their own experiences as scholars, artists, and activists to explore the practice of decolonization, the languages and strategies of critique, and the legibility and visibility of decolonizing strategies in and outside of art institutions, the academy, on mass media platforms, and others. In doing so, they will explore how coloniality is felt, and interrogate how the practice of decolonization works to bring experiences and communities to face each other. The semi-structured conversation will also turn to the question of the formation of allyship and solidarity.
Over the past three decades, intellectual energy in global media studies has also worked to decolonize the field. Building on these legacies and others across the humanities and social sciences, this event seeks to examine the relationship between popular culture and coloniality. Using popular culture as an avenue through which to examine global geo-politics and communication, the program seeks to critically examine affect, power, representation, and politics in shifting technological landscapes. In doing so, we also ask: how can critical, theoretical, and empirical studies of popular culture push global media studies to further examine the production of knowledge?