Utopia of Alliances, Conditions of Impossibilities and the Vocabulary of Decoloniality (2013)

Edited by the Editorial Group for Writing Insurgent Genealogies
(Carolina Agredo, Sheri Avraham, Annalisa Cannito, Miltiadis Gerothanasis, Marina Gržinić, Marissa Lôbo and Ivana Marjanović)

Löcker 2013
ISBN 978-3-85409-589-7
362 pages
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This book is the outcome of the processes of studying, learning and de-learning, established over the last six years in the Post-Conceptual Art Practices (PCAP) class at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.

What’s at stake here is to reflect not only on historical colonialism but also on the ways in which capitalism frames the world we inhabit here and now. The notion of decoloniality has provided a radical option with which to rethink learning processes coming from positions that are not exclusively Western-orientated but are instead formed by other political-social contexts and perspectives. The concept of decoloniality offers an insurgent position in the history of colonialism and in all its contemporary forms of colonial subjugation, exploitation and discrimination.

It is important to analyse the continuities of colonialism, Nazism and fascism in contemporary neoliberal global capitalist democracies. With these continuities it is possible to define present racism, Islamophobia, anti-Romaism and anti-Semitism without, however, forming competing histories of oppression and persecution. Many questions could not be answered here and now, yet it was clear that we wanted to reflect upon memory politics as well as upon how to make alliances between present forms of anti-racist, anti-colonial, political, theoretical, critical and artistic works.


AG Migration und Antirassismus
Carolina Ágredo
Jamika Ajalon
Aleksandra Aleksić
Tania Araujo
Teht Ashmani, Jin Haritaworn and Misster Raju Rage
Sheri Avraham
Sarah Binder
Imayna Caceres
Luzenir Caixeta
Annalisa Cannito
Eyal Danon
The Darker Side of the Academy
Petja Dimitrova
Lina Dokuzović
Vulcanita Erupziono
Coco Fusco
María Galindo
Christian Gangl
Miltiadis Gerothanasis
Marina Gržinić
Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez
du von jetzt-Muzaffer Hasaltay
Peter Haselmayer
Ana Hoffner
Festus Ikeotuonye
Njideka Stephanie Iroh
Araba Evelyn Johnston-Arthur
Tímea Junghaus
Ivan Jurica
Tatiana Kai-Browne
Kanak Attak
Belinda Kazeem
Grada Kilomba
Christoph Kolar
Kollektiv Recht auf Raum
Elisabeth Lnenicka
Marissa Lôbo
Renate Lorenz
maiz – Autonomes Zentrum von & für Migrantinnen
Sylvia Marcos
Ivana Marjanović
Verena Melgarejo Weinandt
Sophia Mídian Bagues
Movimento Sem Terra (MST)
Mujeres Creando
Georg Oberlechner
Okenna Okafor
Plattform Geschichtspolitik
Beatriz Preciado
Jovita Pristovšek
The Research Group for Black Austrian History and Presence
Rubia Salgado
Alessandra dos Santos Silva
Tomash Schoiswohl
Jude Sentongo Kafeero
Stephen Small
Aneta Stojnić
Madina Tlostanova
Reinhard Uttenthaler
Regina Wuzella

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