Is it possible to decolonize the way we think about global security? During this workshop, Linda Tuhiwai Smith (Ngāti Awa and Ngāti Porou, Māori), professor at University of Waikato in Hamilton, Aotearoa (New Zealand) poses this question. Known for her groundbreaking book “Decolonizing Methodologies”, which traces the history of scientific knowledge as it developed through racist practices and the exploitation of indigenous peoples, she asserts a challenging vision for how research and education can be used to confront colonialism and oppression. Linda Tuhiwai Smith will start from a platform of indigenous knowledge and decolonising methodologies to offer some critiques of security and invites participants to think along with alternative ideas, principles, ways of thinking and being from an Indigenist perspective.

MIT Linda Tuhiwai Smith


In a decolonial collective-building session, designed to engage voice and body to break down barriers – either vocal, physical, emotional or cultural – Oloruntoyin LaToya Manly-Spain will connect and establish a common experience and language in a welcoming and safe environment. The workshop, lead by Manly-Spain – a musician and advocate for social justice in the Black Feminist Movement and anti-racism and anti-colonial movements – will include songs and chants which are primarily dedicated to the practitioners of the Yoruba tradition. To honour the ancestors and pay homage not only to the living elders who are still here on earth, but also to those who have already passed paved the way for those to follow – those who have been fore-runners against oppression, those who have displayed higher qualities that lead to balance restoration.

MIT Oloruntoyin LaToya Manly-Spain

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14:00 Uhr - 15:30 Uhr: "FIGHTING STATE VIOLENCE"

This workshop, held by sociology professor Nandini Sundar (Delhi School of Economics), will look at the ways in which we can understand state violence ranging from “normal” violence to our more authoritarian times. Nandini Sundar researches violence by both state and non state actors and the question of accountability for crimes committed. She places her detailed studies of tribal politics of central India in the broader frame of the law, bureaucracy and morality in modern India. What are the different modes of resistance that people have employed and under what conditions have they succeeded? What ideas have inspired people to resist? While India will be one example discussed, participants are invited to come with their own understandings of state violence and resistance.

MIT Nandini Sundar

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16:00 Uhr - 17:30 Uhr: "CLIMATE ACTIVISM"

Through round table talks, collective brainstorming and some exercises Bruno Rodríguez and Beatrice Rukanyanga will share their experiences as climate activists in Argentina and Uganda. They will share their specific contexts within Uganda and Argentina and the strategies of resistance they’ve been developing. Beatrice Rukanyanga will focus on the role of women in the protection of natural forests and show how indigenous knowledge can produce social and economic transformation. Bruno Rodríguez will discuss the importance of current international, young climate activism and analyse how multinationals are exploiting natural resources and undermining national sovereignty in Latin America. Together they will articulate the huge challenges they are both facing and invite you to brainstorm collectively about how an intersectional, international climate movement could be developed and how the narrative about the relation between environments, peoples and climates should be changed forever.

MIT Bruno Rodríguez und Beatrice Rukanyanga

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