P22
The arts as a powerful means of decolonizing the city

Convenors:
Luana Loria
Location:
B1 1.10
Sessions:
Wednesday 17 July, 15:00-16:30

Short abstract:

This panel explores the symbolic spaces of representation and reproduction of Portuguese coloniality. Focusing on the city as a narrative of modernity, coloniality and decoloniality, it seeks to examine how these notions are being questioned by the artistic community.

Long abstract:

This panel explores the symbolic spaces of representation and reproduction of Portuguese coloniality. Focusing on the city as a narrative of modernity, coloniality and decoloniality, it seeks to examine how these notions are being questioned by the artistic community. Assuming that today the modern/colonial boundaries are being recast into the city as an extension of power relations between dominant and dominated subjects, this panel aims to unveil the voices of those who have been relegated to the city margins, through the standpoint of the cultural production that is being produced in the city center.