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Decolonize the collective imaginary

1) Coloniality and the construction of the Identity of the ‘Other’

The construction of the identity of the ‘Other’ will be seen from a critical perspective that focuses on the present ‘Colonial Situations’ in its different spheres (cultural, political, sexual, spiritual, epistemic and economic) in a glance: we will meet Quijano’s concept of ‘Coloniality of Power.’ We are going to discuss our experiences to understand how Colonization has shaped and influenced our identities and power relations, and how we perceive ourselves in the interplay between the ‘Others’ and the European subject.
Through dynamics and role playing, we would try to rethink ourselves ‘the other’, questioning the knowledge production and validation from a post colonialist feminist perspective and an intersectional approach. Looking for empowerment and empathy rather than victimization, we will listen to personal experiences of Latin, Middle eastern and German people working for the same objective.

With Ibrahim Karci, Maria Jose Gordillo, Gabriella Rojas e Christian Siebert, language: eng

2) Past and present of Italian colonialism in Africa

Chelati Dirar, professor of African history and institutions at the University of Macerata guides us on an excursus about Italian colonial past in Africa framed within a general view on European colonialism, and leads us to examine its results on the current society. We will take a look onto colonial aftermath on African societies with a special focus on the Eritrean instance.
With Uoldelul Chelati Dira, language: ita

3) ‘Vergare’, bourgeois, witches and Sybils: local women between history and myth

During this stage we’re going to get back some traditional and local stories through essays and unreleased researches: we will discover the life, the reputation and the mistery of femenine in our region.
We will be guided by Silvia and Claudia from the Macerata Gender Observatory and by the lectures of the Fabrica Teatro actress, Elena.
With Silvia Alessandrini Calisti, Claudia Santoni and Elena Carrano, language: ita

4) Eco-feminisms: gender and environmental exploitation

Federica Giunta, environmental anthropologist in Latin America, leads us through a theoretical and practical reflection about the links between environmental exploitation and gender oppression. The patriarchal and capitalistic power system lays on top of the perpetuation of cultural privileges and stereotypes, often justified by a ‘biological’ and naturalized excuse. Ecofeminisms on the other hand aim to build a model based on ecological and social sustainability by dismantling the non-values of the masculine hegemony.
We will be challenged to think our body as a territory that shapes what surrounds it as a secondary territory.
With Federica Giunta, language: ita/eng