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After Postcolonialism: Global Theory, Local Transformations

About the Conference

This is a one-day interdisciplinary conference accompanied by a mini-exhibition dedicated to the imagining of alternative worlds in the era after postcolonialism. It not only examines the multifaceted impacts postcolonial studies have on our perception of different postcolonial realities, but also invites academics, artists, activists, educators, and practitioners across cultures and regions to imagine how we can build an alternative world free from political struggles against postcolonial domination and global injustice through everyday climate action.

Proposing 'after postcolonialism', we believe that much-needed discussions in postcolonial studies should be place-based, future-oriented, and action-driven. As such, this conference strives to cultivate plurality, sustainability, and dignity in the epoch after postcolonialism.

To this end, we invite discussions in respond to the following concerns:

- Problems of universalising postcolonial theory

- Marginalised voices in postcolonial studies

- Alternative conceptions of world orders

- The distance between postcolonial theory and the practice of decolonisation

- Decolonising ecology

- Decolonisation through the protection of environment

Organisers

Lu Feng (Lu.Feng@warwick.ac.uk)

Wayne Kwong (chun-wai.kwong@warwick.ac.uk)

The conference is currently scheduled to take place at the University of Warwick in February 2025.

Watch this space for updates and our forthcoming Call for Papers, and feel free to get in touch with any questions!

Email: after.postcolonialism@gmail.com 

Transforming Here and Now

This is a one-week mini-exhibition on the ground floor at FAB. It will showcase projects from places where collective political action has been stifled, yet individuals and communities persist in asserting their agency through environmental initiatives that seek to bring about change. It aims to build a bridge between academics and the public, thereby fostering a sense of shared responsibility in tackling interconnected social, political, and ecological challenges.