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Decolonizing Culture

Dheisheh Refugee Camp, Bethleham, c. 1950-1970. Courtesy: Getty Images

How to handle ‘refugee heritage’ from an architectural perspective

By Suzanne Harris-Brandts

From Raqs Media Collective to Kapwani Kiwanga, five respondents discuss the projects that have informed their thinking around decoloniality

Iowa, 1966. Courtesy: Ngug1i wa Thiong’o

How monolingualism is the carbon monoxide of culture

By Ngugi wa Thiong’o

The radical filmmaker, teacher and writer talks essentialism in identity politics and why her films are neither documentary nor fiction

 

By Erika Balsom

Many of the streaming giant's curated playlists complicate Western obsessions with ‘world’ and ‘exotic’ music

By Liz Pelly

Naeem Mohaiemen on the ‘soft dominance’ that has made certain stories familiar and others strange

By Naeem Mohaiemen
Bernardo Bertolucci, The Last Emperor, 1987, film still. Courtesy: Visual Icon

The power of visibility: on postcolonial seeing and being seen

By Rey Chow

How is contemporary Aboriginal art challenging an exclusive historical canon?

By Paola Balla

From Julieta González to Simon Njami, five artists, curators and writers discuss the projects that have informed their thinking around decolonizing culture

Q: What do you wish you knew? A: How to build a time machine

By Bouchra Khalili

I cut my skin to liberate the splinter evokes the dissonance and precarity of post-apartheid South Africa

By Ian Bourland
Cameron Rowland, Jim Crow, 2017, Jim Crow rail bender, 91.4 x 20 x 44 cm. Rental

The spectral presence of prisoners in everyday commodities 

By Jackie Wang