Sharing, Connecting, Decolonising knowledge(s) across urban centres

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Through a series of reflections, this presentation will look at knowledge production with urban communities in a transglobal research context merging together fieldwork in Medellin (Colombia) and Athens (Greece). The question that I pause here is how can care and collective creativity enhance the wellbeing and resilience of communities at-risk in times of crisis? The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the importance of care and community art infrastructures as a common good that enables urban disaffected communities across the global periphery to withstand multiple adversities, actively reclaim their city and make it more hospitable, sociable and secure. Focusing on the South American concept of buen vivir (‘good living’) realised through practices of collaboration, solidarity and sharing to meet the everyday needs and achieve the wellbeing of individuals, communities and lived-in environments, I will discuss how indigenous decolonial knowledges and practices can be translated into the contemporary urban landscape and enacted by local communities.

Period12 Feb 2024
Held atOPENspace
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • ethnography
  • Global South
  • the commons
  • cultural landscapes
  • Athens
  • Medellin