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#Coding Resistance

Back to the future of the African Village

October 01, 2021 | 3 pm CEST | with Minna Salami, writer, feminist theorist and lecturer

Back to the future of the African Village

This lecture addresses disrupting knowledge, challenging what we take for granted as “common” information shared by a vast amount of people and widely upheld as “fact”. It is about unlearning and reimagining ourselves and shifting our ontological landscapes, exploring other sources and avenues of knowledge. In global discourse, the African village typically occupies the position of underdevelopment and deprivation. ” This lecture will instead draw on the African village for spatial poetics that disrupt and expand how we think about futurism. It will incorporate elements of the African village such as the compound, the hut, and the river etc. into a language of critical, forward-oriented imagination.

Minna Salami (she/her) is an author, feminist theorist and speaker, and a multiple award-winning blogger and founder of MsAfropolitan. She is the author of the internationally acclaimed book Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone, a critical collection of essays exploring universal ideas with an Africa-centred, decolonial and feminist perspective, which has been translated into several languages. She is also the Co-director of the feminist movement, Activate, and a Senior Research Associate at Perspectiva. She sits on the advisory board of the African Feminist Initiative at Pennsylvania State University, the editorial board of the Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Sahel, and the Emerge platforms.

This lecture is part of the Coding Resistance lecture series:

September 24, 2021 | 3 pm CEST
Outing and Outsmarting Discriminating Algorithms
with Nakeema Stefflbauer

October 01, 2021 | 3 pm CEST
Back to the Future of the African Village
with Minna Salami

October 08, 2021 | 3 pm CEST
Gender and Technology Beyond W.E.I.R.D.
with Maryam Mustafa

October 15, 2021 | 3 pm CEST
Glimmering Opacities: From Queering The Map to
with Lucas LaRochelle

October 22, 2021 | 3 pm CEST
Emancipation Through the Virtual
with Iyo Bisseck

October 30, 2021 | 4 pm CEST
Make Time to Take Time
with Morehshin Allahyari

November 05, 2021 | 3 pm CEST
Interdependence as a Political Technology
with Aimi Hamraie

November 12, 2021 | 3 pm CEST
Digital Colonialism and Palestinian Resistance
with Marwa Fatafta

November 19, 2021 | 6 pm CEST
Towards Justice, Equity and Accountability in AI
with Timnit Gebru