69 MIN

Anti-racism and anti-colonial resistance from the perspective of people of African descent


Mini-series curated by Veronica Lahitte and Antonio Gagliano

Bringing together knowledge from ancestral practices, cosmopolitics, affect theory, and queer theory,the Study Group on Afro/Black Ideas, Practices, and Activisms looks at the framework for current discussion around race and racism, and how “blackness” became the backbone of the founding of the modern state. The objectives of the group, which operates from the Spanish context, include dismantling the essentialist view of race, producing knowledge through embodied experience, and planning forms of political intervention in the surrounding neighbourhood and the city.  

Using the study group’s work as a springboard, this miniseries unfolds in three chapters, exploring ideas around anti-coloniality and anti-racism from the perspective of people of African descent. In this second instalment, Diego Falconí Travez (b. Quito, 1979), Lucia Piedra Galarraga (b. Havana, 1972), and Karo Moret (b. Havana, 1974) talk about slavery and love, the Caribbeanization of identities, and violence as a potential resource. They discuss affects, phobias, autophagies, and unsettling objects. And they examine the Latino world in relation to the mask of gay culture, coming out of the closet as a liberal promise, and resent(i)ment as a circular form that prevents memory from disappearing.

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