• 00:01 Taking the academy to the streets
  • 04:41 Diego Falconí Travez: The Royal Spanish Academy and Cid's beard
  • 13:49 Lucía Piedra Galarraga: Racism is not a rumour
  • 19:26 Karo Moret: Doing the homework
  • 27:44 Lucía Piedra Galarraga: Cataluña's colonial past in Cuba
  • 31:06 Colonial continuity
  • 35:10 Afrofuturism and cosmopolitics
  • 37:55 Diego Falconí Travez: Imaginary of the future: Ebenezer Scrooge and little Tim
  • 42:19 A transvestite theory of childhood
  • 46:10 Juridical and knowledge counter-routes: the Global South
20/03/2020 51' 28''

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 third instalment, Karo Moret (b. Havana, 1974), Diego Falconi (b. Quito, 1979), and Lucia Piedra Galarraga (b. Havana, 1972) talk about interculturality, multiculturality, and migrant sit-ins. They share ideas on cosmopolitics, the Hispanic world, atavisms, and Afrofuturism; on El Cid's beard, the Royal Spanish Academy, and taking academia to the street. They examine the ways in which a transvestite theory of childhood challenges the imaginaries embodied in literature and explore the legal loopholes and the counter-routes of knowledge that could allow us, collectively, to come together in the south. 

A mini-series produced by Veronica Lahitte and Antonio Gagliano

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SPECIALSAltarsCreative Commonsanti-racismAltars, Sugar, and AshesAfrican diasporaDiego Falconí TravezKaro MoretLucía Piedra Galarragasexual dissidenceOyèrónké Oyèwùmi

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