[Blackstudies-l] “Marooning Academia: BE.BOP as a tool of decolonial healing”

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Wed Oct 25 09:37:11 EDT 2017


ivetteromero posted: " Lecture series of the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg "Das
Wissen der Künste," in cooperation with the Studium Generale, presents
Alanna Lockward (curator, author, Berlin/Santo Domingo) on “Marooning
Academia: BE.BOP as a tool of decolonial healing.” This lecture"
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BE.BOP as a tool of decolonial healing”
<http://repeatingislands.com/2017/10/24/lecture-marooning-academia-be-bop-as-a-tool-of-decolonial-healing/>
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ivetteromero <http://repeatingislands.com/author/ivetteromero/>

*[image: Bebop Berlin Day 3 ©miguelgome2016]*

*Lecture series of the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg "Das Wissen der Künste
<https://www.udk-berlin.de/forschung/temporaere-forschungseinrichtungen/dfg-graduiertenkolleg-das-wissen-der-kuenste/>,"
in cooperation with the Studium Generale, presents Alanna Lockward
(curator, author, Berlin/Santo Domingo) on “Marooning Academia: BE.BOP as a
tool of decolonial healing.” This lecture takes place on Monday, October
30, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00pm, in Room 158 at Universität der Künste Berlin
(Hardenbergstrasse 33, Berlin, Germany
<https://maps.google.com/?q=Berlin+(Hardenbergstrasse+33,+Berlin,+Germany&entry=gmail&source=g>).
*

*Description (by Alanna Lockward): *Revising my own curatorial and academic
trajectory as the first student defending a master thesis on Black Studies
at the University of the Arts Berlin (2006) will be the focus of this
lecture. This self-examination is inspired by the foundational
contributions of Mary Helen Washington in her acclaimed lecture:
"Disturbing the Peace: What Happens to American Studies If You Put African
American Studies at the Center?" I will expose how BE.BOP. BLACK EUROPE
BODY POLITICS—launched at Ballhaus Naunynstrasse in 2012—has operated as a
safe space, a maroon enclave in a European academic plantation where the
lack of Black constituencies and knowledge creation is mind blowing. This
Decolonial Afropean curatorial project facilitates crucial conversations on
the role of activism and Decolonial Aesthetics. Additionally, honouring the
lineage of Caribbean (diasporic) knowledge creation and marronage plays a
pivotal role in BE.BOP, since most of its peers are linked, either
ancestrally or thematically, to the region. Instead of simply critiquing,
diagnosing or creating yet another taxonomy of white supremacy, we are
marooning academia on our own terms.

*Alanna Lockward* is a Berlin and Santo Domingo based author and
independent curator. She is the founding director of Art Labour Archives.
Her interests are Caribbean marronage discursive and mystical legacies in
time-based practices, critical race theory, decolonial
aesthetics/aesthesis, Black feminism and womanist ethics. Lockward is the
author of *Apremio: apuntes sobre el pensamiento y la creación
contemporánea desde el Caribe* (Cendeac, 2006), a collection of essays; the
short novel *Marassá y la Nada* (Santuario 2013) and *Un Haití
Dominicano*. *Tatuajes
fantasmas y narrativas bilaterales* (1994-2014), a compilation of her
investigative work on the history and current challenges between both
island-nations (Santuario 2014). Lockward is the editor of *BE.BOP
2102-2014. **El cuerpo en el continente de la conciencia Negra* (Ediciones
del Signo 2016).

For more information, see https://www.udk-berlin.de/newsletter/newsletter-
graduiertenkolleg/invitation-alanna-lockward-marooning-
academia-bebop-as-a-tool-of-decolonial-healing-oct-30th-
2017-of-the-lecture-series-decolonizing-arts-aesthetic-
practices-of-learning-and-unlearning/
*ivetteromero <http://repeatingislands.com/author/ivetteromero/>* | October
24, 2017 at 1:27 pm | Tags: BE.BOP. BLACK EUROPE BODY POLITICS
<http://repeatingislands.com/tag/be-bop-black-europe-body-politics/>,
decolonial
healing <http://repeatingislands.com/tag/decolonial-healing/>, Germany
<http://repeatingislands.com/tag/germany/>, Marooning academia
<http://repeatingislands.com/tag/marooning-academia/>, marronage
<http://repeatingislands.com/tag/marronage/> | Categories: Caribbean Culture
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