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Postcolonial Perspectives from the Global South© Goethe-Institut Indonesien

Postcolonial Perspectives from the Global South

The public forum “Postcolonial Perspectives from the Global South” brought together curators, sociologists and historians from South America, Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia. They explored the various trajectories of modernity as understood and experienced from a range of philosophical, cultural, and historical perspectives. The presentations not only examined Eurocentric claims of universality but also looked in-depth at perspectives that focus on global particularism and cultural relativism.

About the Project

Video

Chua Beng Huat © Goethe-Institut Indonesien

Panel 1: Postcolonial Perspectives from Southeast Asia

Divya Dwivedi © Goethe-Institut Indonesien

Panel 2: Postcolonial Perspectives from South Asia

Gabi Ngcobo © Goethe-Institut Indonesien

Panel 3: Postcolonial Perspectives from Africa

Laymert Garcia dos Santos © Goethe-Institut Indonesien

Panel 4: Postcolonial Perspectives from South America


Keynote Speakers

Gabi Ngcobo © Masimba Sasa

Gabi Ngcobo

Gabi Ngcobo (South Africa)
Curator, Lecturer in Wits School of Arts, University of the Witswatersrand

Laymert Santos © André Favilla

Laymert Garcia dos Santos

Laymert Garcia dos Santos (Brazil)
Essayist

Chua Beng Huat © Chua Beng Huat

Chua Beng Huat

Chua Beng Huat (Singapore)
Professor of Sociology, National University of Singapore
 

Divya Dwivedi © Thoithoi O'Cottage

Divya Dwivedi

Divya Dwivedi (India)
Philosopher, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi


Program

2 - 3.45 PM
Panel 1:  Postcolonial Perspectives from Southeast Asia 

Speaker:
Chua Beng Huat (Singapore)
Professor of Sociology, National University of Singapore

Respondent:
Andi Achdian (Indonesia)
Lecturer, Managing Editor of Journal Sejarah
Hilmar Farid (Indonesia)
Historian
 
Moderator:
Bambang Harymurti (Indonesia)
Former Chief Executive Officer of Tempo


4.15 - 6 PM
Panel 2:  Postcolonial Perspectives from South Asia

Speaker: 
Divya Dwivedi (India)
Philosopher, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
 
Respondent:
Simon Soon (Malaysia)
Art Historian and Senior Lecturer at University of Malaya
Manneke Budiman (Indonesia)
Vice Dean for Education, Research and Student Affairs of Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Indonesia
 
Moderator:
Kwartarini Wahyu Yuniarti (Indonesia) Professor in Clinical Psychology,
researching Cross Cultural and Indigenous Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Gadjah Mada
 

9.30 - 11.30 AM
Panel 3:  Postcolonial Perspectives from Africa

Speaker:
Gabi Ngcobo (South Africa)
Curator, Lecturer in Wits School of Arts, University of the Witswatersrand
 
Respondent:
Brigitta Isabella (Indonesia)
Researcher at KUNCI Cultural Studies Center
Grace Samboh (Indonesia)
Curator
 
Moderator:
Philippe Pirotte (Germany)
Art Historian, Curator, Dean of the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule, Director of Portikus
 

1.30 - 3.30 PM
Panel 4:  Postcolonial Perspectives from South America

Speaker:
Laymert Garcia dos Santos (Brazil)
Essayist
 
Respondent:
Ayu Utami (Indonesia)
Writer
Marco Kusumawijaya (Indonesia)
Co-founder of Rujak Center
 
Moderator:
Melani Budianta (Indonesia)
Professor of Literature at Universitas Indonesia
 
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