InHouse&Guests Workshop

New Materialism & Decoloniality - A Conversation

7–8 July 2016

This Inhouse&Guests Workshop was an attempt to establish literally a conversation between the two schools of New Materialism and Decoloniality. They increasingly occuppy the centre of academic thinking and are denouncing the human and world of white European men; while experiencing with different worlds, humans and non-humans. It can be argued that both schools are critiquing the postulates of Modernity and, at the same time, are also discontented with the traditional Postmodern critiques prevalent during the 1990s and beginning of 2000s. Yet, despite their apparent similarities, the two schools seem to be speaking to two different audiences and constituencies. They are critical to each other at best; at worst, they are silent.

The workshop was organized by Frank Gadinger, Head of Research Unit 4, and the Centre's fellows Pol Bargués-Pedreny and Olivia Rutazibwa.

Venue: Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Schifferstr. 44, Duisburg