Anti-imperialism in the 20th century and anti-imperialism today: similarities and differences
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Thursday, December 14, 2023

Anti-imperialism in the 20th century and anti-imperialism today: similarities and differences

Lecture by Ramón Grosfoguel
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In 1956, countries that were fighting colonialism by freeing themselves from both capitalism and communism dreamed of a third path, one that did not align with or bend to the politics dictated by Washington or Moscow. They held their first conference in Bandung, Indonesia.

Several years ago, the collective Bandung of the North was created to explore the legacy of the Bandung conference. Though its members were from vastly different cultures, they were all convinced of the need to reexamine the struggle of non-aligned countries in the social context of today. The experiment of colonialism continues to dictate the various forms of oppression suffered by descendants of colonised people on a daily basis, still manifesting in the very differences assigned to them by the dominant society in which we live. 

Bandung of the North has met several times in Brussels and Saint-Denis. Their next meeting will take place in Barcelona as part of La Colonie nomade of the MACBA Independent Studies Programme (PEI). On this occasion, runned by Ramón Grosfoguel with the lecture Anti-imperialism in the 20th century and anti-imperialism today: similarities and differences.

In this presentation, Ramón Grosfoguel plans to discuss the epistemic and political differences between 20th century anti-imperialism and 21st century anti-imperialism. What are the paradigms shifts from 20th to 21st century anti-imperialism? What lessons shall we learn from 20th century anti-imperialism? What are the new dimensions and content inherent to 21st century anti-imperialism? What does It mean to be anti-imperialist today? What are the challenges faced by Anti-imperialists movements today? 

The Independent Studies Programme (PEI) aims to share and disseminate part of its content via the PEI Obert programme and the La Colonie nomade project, as well as through the occasional offer of places in certain academic courses.

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Thursday, December 14, 2023
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7:00 pm
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Free admission. We recommend prior booking reservation. Limited capacity
title
Anti-imperialism in the 20th century and anti-imperialism today: similarities and differences
location
Meier Auditorium and Online
dates
Thursday, December 14, 2023
title
Anti-imperialism in the 20th century and anti-imperialism today: similarities and differences
timetable
7:00 pm
location
Meier Auditorium and Online
price
Free admission. We recommend prior booking reservation. Limited capacity
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Ramón Grosfoguel
Sociologist, writer, researcher and university professor. Graduated in Sociology from the University of Puerto Rico, with a doctorate from Temple University, based in Philadelphia (USA). He has become a world reference with the project of which he is the founder, Decolonity Europe. Grosfoguel’s research is linked to the philosophy of Latin American liberation, to the perspective of the coloniality of power and to the search for new orientations of non-Eurocentric knowledge. He is currently a professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Berkeley. He has published, among other academic texts: El giro decolonial. Reflexiones para una diversidad epistémica más allá del capitalismo global (2007), co-edited with Santiago Castro-Gómez; and Colonial Subjects: Puerto Rican Subjects in Global Perspective (2003).
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Antiimperialisme del segle XX i antiimperialisme actual | Conferència MACBA – YouTube
Antiimperialisme del segle XX i antiimperialisme actual | Conferència MACBA – YouTube
En aquesta presentació Ramon Grosfoguel tractarà les diferències polítiques i epistèmiques entre l'antiimperialisme del segle XX i el del segle XXI. Quins ha…