Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Dr Patrick Crowley, University College Cork Dr Nomusa Makhubu, University of Cape Town Dr Carlos Garrido Castellano, University College cork

Friday, 8 April at 12 pm

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Art Activism for an Anticolonial Future is the title of a recent book by UCC colleague, Dr Carlos Garrido Castellano and this roundtable draws the author into dialogue with Patrick Crowley (UCC) and Nomusa Makhubu (University of Cape Town) to consider some of the questions posed by the book. In his study, Garrido Castellano analyses the confluence between coloniality and activist art arguing that there is much to gain from approaching contemporary politically committed art practices from the angle of anticolonial, postcolonial, and decolonial struggles. Focusing attention on socially engaged art from the Global South, the roundtable participants will focus on Castellano Garrido's challenge to the supposed universality of Western artistic norms, demonstrating the role of art in promoting and configuring a collective critical consciousness in postcolonial public spheres.

College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences

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