Text and photograph by Paola Minoia
In the meantime, in Europe, the debate on critical interculturality and decoloniality is more and more visible in international networks. For instance, EADI through a working group on Post- and Decolonial Perspectives on Development is engaging more on this line, especially through its webinar series. BISA (British international Studies Association) has also a Colonial/Postcolonial/Decolonial working group. In the Nordic Countries, the group DENOR (Decolonial critique, knowledge production and social change in the Nordic countries) is organizing a workshop at the University of Gothenburg which we will attend next October. Last week (4-5 June, at the ISS, The Hague), Wendy Harcourt and Rosalba Icaza launched a new network on decolonizing pedagogies, to increase the presence of diverse epistemologies, pedagogies and diversity of students and staff. The programme included a key lecture by Arturo Escobar (photo below). At the meeting we exchanged papers and research notes. I found inspiring and stimulating reflections on structural challenges within our universities a report prepared by the “diversity commission” of the University of Amsterdam: Let´s do diversity.