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The objective of the course is to provide students from all semesters with an introduction to central discussions and concepts in and developing from postcolonial theory and decolonial critiques. We will approach a different author each week, encountering a multiplicity of voices that examine how contemporary conditions, relationships, or concepts of knowledge are still determined by the lega- cies of colonialism. Included are texts by: Edward Said, Gloria Anzaldúa or Stuart Hall, amongst others. These various positions will be examined in their own right, as well as in their relationship to the arts and cultural spheres, allowing us to explore and evaluate their relevance, connections and impact for and with our art and design contexts, and our own practices.


Time: Tuesday 14.00 – 15.30
Place: Mart-Staum-Raum

This is primarily a reading seminar for a max. of 12 students. No prior engagement with the topics is required. For a complete list of authors/texts and a detailed schedule please see the course sylla- bus in the files section of the incom space.
Students will be required to present and lead the discussion of at least one text, take notes on a sec- ond one, and actively participate in the discussions. This work is exam-equivalent course work.
The success of the seminar will depend on the students’ engagement with and contributions to the discussions. Therefore, you are expected to attend all the seminars and to do the readings in a timely manner.

A command of English will be necessary, as the texts will be read in English. Depending on stu- dents’ language preferences, an effort will be made to accommodate specific translations when pos- sible. Presentations and discussions can take place in either English, German or a mixture of both, depending on the participants’ preferences.

Please register in the course via incom and cms. This Moodle space is only for information purposes.