Decolonial theory

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Counter-mapping

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Counter-mapping refers to the effort of mapping against dominant power structures with the aim of creating social or political change. 

Critical cartography

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Critical cartography refers to the academic field in which products and processes of cartography are critically analysed in order to reveal hegemonic power-relations.

Hidden transcripts

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Hidden transcripts is a concept often used in discussions of power and resistance, and it refers to forms of resistance and dissent that are kept out of sight for those in power.

Decolonizing the Universal Museum

Paper
Daniel Obubo
21/01/2022
10 minutes to read

This article focuses on globalisation, universalism and the concept of the universal museum while dissecting The Declaration on the Importance and Value of Universal Museums through the context of stolen artefacts like the Benin Bronzes. 

Rhythm and Rebellion - a review of Fela Kuti’s activism and music (Fela Kuti)

Review
Daniel Obubo
19/11/2021
10 minutes to read

This review looks into two songs by Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti, Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense and Sorrow tears and Blood.

Behrouz Boochani, activism, no friends but the mountains

Literary Activism: Behrouz Boochani’s No Friend but the Mountains

Column
Odile Heynders
17/11/2020
6 minutes to read

Kurdish journalist / philosopher Behrouz Boochani spent nearly 5 years in a detainee camp on Manus island texting messages from a hidden mobile phone. The messages were composed to a literary novel, winning a prestigeous prize in 2018.

Covid-19: A World United, A World Apart

Column
Ana Deumert
30/03/2020
8 minutes to read

Covid-19 affects us all, but it affects us differently. In this column I look at #StayAtHome policies outside of middle-class realities, and argue for caring and compassionate policy interventions that support the most vulnerable.