Visual and Multimodal Anthropology · Collaborative Practice

Decolonial Movements in Greenland

The exhibition was developed by Laura Lennert Jensen, Anne Chahine and Vivi Vold, as part of the virtual reality collaboration Pluriversal Design (Pluriversal Design 2021)[2]. The collaboration brought together projects based in Namibia, Mexico, Australia, Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland), Ecuador, Borneo, and Ghana, to investigate how to bring decolonial discourses into the virtual sphere (Kambunga et al. 2021). Decolonial Movements in Greenland aims to visualize coloniality, the continuing and changing form of colonization (Grosfoguel 2007), in order to reflect on shifting historical, social, and political narratives surrounding the ‘Hans Egede Debate’ of 2020 in Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland).


[1] The exhibition will be online until the end of 2021 and can be accessed here.

[2] We would like to thank Asnath Paula Kambunga and Rachel Charlotte Smith for inviting us to become part of the Pluriversal Design collaborative.


Funding:

This project received funding from Participatory Memory Practices (POEM)-European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 764859.


References:

Grosfoguel, Ramón. 2007. “The Epistemic Decolonial Turn.” Cultural Studies 21 (2–3): 211–23. https://doi.org/10.1080/09502380601162514.

Kambunga, Asnath Paula, Rachel Charlotte Smith, Heike Winschiers-Theophilus, Nathaly Pinto, Xavier Barriga Abril, Laura Boffi, Emmanuel Dzisi, Tariq Zaman, Desiree Hernandez Ibinarriaga, Anne Chahine, Laura Jensen, and Vivi Vold. 2021. “Pluriversal Design: A Virtual Decolonising Exhibition.” In . Seattle, USA: European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET).

Pluriversal Design. 2021. “Pluriversal Design Exhibition.” 2021. https://pluriversaldesign.com/.