Decolonial Futures is an exchange programme organised between the Sandberg Instituut, the Rietveld Academie and Framer Framed in Amsterdam as well as Funda Community College in Soweto, South Africa. The programme was inspired by the desire to work collectively towards a decolonial future in which an equal exchange of knowledges and perspectives from students working across the disciplines of art and design could be established. This year's programme is divided in two terms. Each term will focus on a specific project or thematic informed by some of the current efforts undertaken by counter-hegemonic movements and initiatives around the world. In other words, the projects — by the nature of the participants’ and their institutions’ endeavours and practices — will be centered around questions of decolonisation in the context of art and education.
10:00-17:00 @ Framer Framed
The third workshop of Decolonial Futures 2021-2022 invites Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, a curator, documentary film maker and professor of Comparative Literature and Modern art Culture and Media at Brown University.
Decolonial Futures, an extracurricular program organized by Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam in collaboration with Funda Community College, Soweto, presents a workshop with Aditi Jaganathan at:
Find below an Open Call from Decolonial Futures, which is an extracurricular program organized by Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam in collaboration with Funda Community College, Soweto.
We would like to invite you to apply to Decolonial Futures, a cultural exchange project organised between the Sandberg Instituut / the Rietveld Academie and Funda Community College in Soweto, South Africa.
We would like to invite you to take part in another instalment of Decolonial Futures, an extracurricular workshop programme around questions of decolonisation in the context of art and education.
The first open lecture of the Decolonial Futures programme will be given by curator and researcher Mi You. She will share her thoughts on economic colonization and de-colonization, the urgency of working with “indigenous” cultures and the power relations and symbolic values implicated in it. She will also draw on her curatorial and research experience in which she takes the Silk Road as a figuration for deep-time, deep-space, de-centralized and nomadic imageries.
Dorine van Meel and Ibrahim Cissé (Sandberg Instituut / Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam)
Simangaliso Sibiya and Phumzile Nombuso Twala (Funda Community College, Soweto)
To collectively work towards a decolonial future in which an equal exchange between knowledges and perspectives from art and design students working in both contexts will be established.
extracurricular programma with workshops, fieldtrips, exchange program during two academic years, three semesters
Students of Rietveld, Sandberg & Funda Community College
Decolonisation, Eurocentrism, canon Western art, exchange perspectives, exchange, future pedagogy, politics