This online short course led by Dr Elisa Adami, Decolonising Arts Institute residency programme alumna and convenor, will explore what a critical praxis of decolonisation of the archive can look like, by focusing on a few examples from the fields of the arts, poetry and critical theory. We will consider a number of practical questions, such as:
We will attend to various forms of redress and repair, including Saidiya Hartman’s notion of ‘critical fabulation’; subversive poetical appropriations of legal texts and governmental acts by writers such as M. Nourbuse Philip, Natalie Harkin, Layli Long Soldier; gestures of ‘refusal within research’ (Tuck & Yang); and the re-composition of dispersed and exiled fragments of resilient archives (Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa).
Who should attend this online short course?
This online short course is aimed at artists, researchers, writers and students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) interested in archive-based research and looking to integrate a decolonial praxis in their work. It is also an excellent fit for individuals who are new to archival research, those who intend to work with archives, or those who want to learn more about theories and practices of decolonising archives and about the re-activation in the present of anti-colonial, insurgent bodies of knowledge.
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This two-hour online professional development short course from the Decolonising Arts Institute focuses on the theories and practices of decolonising archives.