Decolonizing North

ClientRoyal Institute of Arts, KTH School of Architecture, Konsthall C
DateDecember 2017/April 2018
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Two international conference sessions + spatial interventions investigating architecture and decoloniality. An initiative by Decolonizing Architecture in collaboration with Tensta Konsthall, Konsthall C and KTH. With interventions by Gurminder K. Bhambra, Tone Olaf Nielsen, Joar Nango, Colectivo Husos, DAAR, Forensic Architecture, AFARAI and many more.

Roles: co-curator, conference respondent


The north is not only a geographical expression- it indicates a power relation based on presumption of superiority. Despite violent border regimes and colonial processes on indigenous populations, northern European countries have scarcely dealt with their self-image of colonial powers. What is at stake and how should we position ourselves within an imperative process of decolonization in relation to land and knowledge?

This discursive exhibition and conference aimed to destabilize the traditional formats of knowledge production and interaction in exhibitions and academic conferences. The elements that constitute a conference – speakers, audience, projection, audio, registration, coffee break – become the raw materials for an exhibition.