In June 2018, the event "Decolonize the academy!", initiated by the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), sparked a nationwide debate in Norway. Yet what exactly does it mean to ‘decolonize’? The what, when, who, where, how and why of this issue needs to be explored, as the polemic and polarized debate on decolonizing confirmed the need for discussion and clarification on topics of multi-perspectivity, equality, access, and power relations in institutions in Norway.
Based on the experience of the 2018 event PRIO and the Goethe-Institut Norway founded in 2019 an open network for individuals from academic and cultural institutions in Oslo who are interested in reflecting on privileges and power relations in their respective institutions.