Political Studies Program, LAIS Program, Global and International Studies Program, Division of Languages and Literature, and Anthropology Program Present
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Decolonial Joy: Theorizing from the Art of Valor y Cambio
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Frances Negron-Muntaner, Columbia University
In 2019, scholar, writer and artist Frances Negrón-Muntaner conceived the award-winning art installation Valor y Cambio to explore what people in Puerto Rico valued and to introduce the concept of a community currency. The project exceeded all expectations by attracting thousands of participants and inspiring the creation of community currencies in Puerto Rico and the United States. In this talk, Negrón-Muntaner reflects on the origins and impact of the project, and introduces a new concept arising from it: decolonial joy. This is a specific form of joy that arises when participants envision and experience a time where neither colonialism nor coloniality rule their lives.
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Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
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