First International Hybrid Nomadic Symposium “Decolonizing Hellas"

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The initiative dëcoloиıze hellάş invites you to its first international hybrid nomadic symposium “Decolonizing Hellas: Imperial Pasts, Contested Presents, Emancipated Futures, 1821-2021.”

Decolonizing Hellas: Imperial Past, Contested Presents, Emancipated Future 1821-2021 brings together activists, artists, journalists and scholars to reflect on colonial museum practices, the relations between race, colonialism and state building, political identity-building processes, the de-colonization of Cyprus, the relationship between colonialism and capitalism at sea and maritime cosmopolitanism, epistemicide and cosmopolitics, decolonial feminist methodologies, among many other topics.

Through various ways – panels, dialogues and interviews, workshops, assemblies, walking anti-tours, artistic events – we aspire to engage with a broad audience and reflect on our imperial largely silenced pasts, our troubled times marked by capitalist exploitation, racial and gender violence, xenophobia and white supremacy nostalgia and open pathways to more inhabitable and inclusive futures.

Keynote speakers:
Dušan I. Bjelić, Julian Go, Mahmood Mamdani, Gina Athena Ulysse, Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Ann Stoler

The dëcoloиıze hellάş collective:
Nikolas Kosmatopoulos (American University of Beirut)
Despina Lalaki (The City University of New York – CUNY)
Penelope Papailias (University of Thessaly)
Sissie Theodosiou (University of Ioannina)
Fotini Tsibiridou (University of Macedonia)

With the support of the:
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung – Office in Greece
Period4 Nov 20217 Nov 2021
Event typeSymposium
Conference number1
LocationAthens, GreeceShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • decolonisation
  • decolonising the curriculum
  • epistemologies of the South
  • Greece
  • cultural commons
  • buen vivir