4/11 - 7/11
Decolonizing Hellas: Imperial Past, Contested Presents, Emancipated Future 1821-2021
PLYFA Industrial Park, Koritsas 39, Votanikos
You can watch the symposium online using the following link
WELCOME to our first international hybrid nomadic conference – Decolonizing Hellas: Imperial Past,
Contested Presents, Emancipated Future 1821-2021.
About a year ago, the then-upcoming bicentennial of the Greek Revolution inspired us to reflect on the history of the Greek nation-state,
its foundational ideas and its relations to European colonialism, colonial practices, and ideas.
We initially considered the organization of a few-days-long symposium. We soon realized that the matter needed longer, and more systematic
engagement and we ended up establishing Dëcoloиıze Hellάş, an initiative designed on the border of academic knowledge and social movements,
which aspires to contribute to the global decolonize movement.
Decolonizing Hellas: Imperial Past, Contested Presents, Emancipated Future 1821-2021 brings together activists, artists, journalists and scholars
to reflect on colonial museum practices, the relations between race, colonialism and state building, political identity-building processes, the de-colonization
of Cyprus, the relationship between colonialism and capitalism at sea and maritime cosmopolitanism, epistemicide and cosmopolitics,
decolonial feminist methodologies, among many other topics.
Through various ways – panels, dialogues and interviews, workshops, assemblies, walking anti-tours, artistic events – we aspire to engage with a broad audience
and reflect on our imperial largely silenced pasts, our troubled times marked by capitalist exploitation, racial and gender violence, xenophobia and white supremacy
nostalgia and open pathways to more inhabitable and inclusive futures.