Hybrid seminar | Tuesday, January 11 2022
Hybrid seminar offered as part of the Caribbean and Transatlantic Worlds on the Move program, with Isabelle Stengers (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Mabel Gisela Torres (former Minister of Science of Colombia) and Alejandra Jaramillo Aristizabal (University of Auckland), animated by Esteban Gonzalez.
Tuesday, January 11 2022
2pm - 5pm
FMSH | 54, boulevard Raspail Paris 6
In all societies, even within those which call themselves "modern", the presence of alternative knowledges or counter-knowledges, makes possible the project set out by the Zapatistas. to build a world that integrates several worlds and that is manifested in the diversity of knowledge and ways of life historically denied and underestimated. In this world of several worlds, the forms of knowledge and the modes of being clash, overlap, reconfigure and form a complex network of interrelations that determine the appearance of a politics of being-in-the world. This latent presence of diversity in all geographies therefore insists on the need for a “decolonial” thought capable of amplifying and valuing onto-epistemologies that have been subjugated, minorized and persecuted by the oppressive force of forms of life with hegemonic universalist claims.
In this sense, the fundamental objective of this conversation will be to underline the interiority and the proximity of the diverse within any society, by identifying its multiple manifestations and by describing the forms of resistance which characterize its “minoritary” presence in a world of many worlds.
This common reflection developed from this exchange will be based on ideas formulated in a transversal language and transdisciplinary to the different approaches present (anthropology, philosophy, biology, history of thought ...).