Sharing, Connecting, Decolonising knowledge(s) across urban centres in the global periphery.

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Through a series of reflections, this presentation will look at knowledge production with urban communities of artists, migrants and activists 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 and (‘good living’ realised through practices of commoning: collaborating and sharing to meet 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.

Period9 Jun 2023
Held atPontificia Univ Catolica Chile, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
Degree of RecognitionInternational