Thinking Together

Beyond Eurocentrism and Tribal History: Towards Decolonization and Connected Histories

River delta in Island

River delta in Island

© / Oleh_Slobodeniuk

  • In English

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How can we use history to understand each other and cooperate better in the present?

In this workshop, we will look closer at the different topics raised in Dag Herbjørnsrud’s presentation “Fake history, distorted world-views: How ideology shapes what we (think we) know.”

More examples from Germany and the world will be given within the humanities, social sciences, and the natural sciences. And we will try to find a method in order to spot ideological presentations of the past and the present.

This is an attempt to find a way beyond eurocentrism and tribalism, to move our minds towards decolonization and connected histories – wie es eigentlich gewesen ist. In dialogue we will try to “circlude history”, to build on the concept of “circlusion” in order to open for more diverse perspectives. A workshop that will explore different takes on a symmetrical distribution of agencies.

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Dag Herbjørnsrud (NO)

As part of “Defragmentation – Curating Contemporary Music”
A project of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD) / Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Donaueschinger Musiktage, MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues and in cooperation with the Ultima Festival Oslo