Decolonization has become a buzzword in academic and activist conversations in Finland and abroad. However, the debate about what it means in relation to individual, collective, institutional and structural changes in academia and society remains under-discussed. Inspired by Tuck and Yang’s article “Decolonization is not a metaphor” (2012), Dr Leonardo Custódio – descendent of enslaved people in Brazil, the largest former Portuguese colony – reflects on his own relationship with coloniality and what “to decolonize” means in his own personal, scholarly and activist trajectory.
In this FAR night school session, organised in collaboration with Museum of Impossible Forms and FemF, we continue our discussions around distribution of labour in activist circles. We will work with a concrete example, the organisation of FemF (Feminist Forum) this year. The aim is to evolve a model for collaborative volunteer work that takes into consideration people's varying abilities to participate, distributes responsibilities in a fair manner, and maintains a culture of collective community care.
The new Finnish government started its term in June. The government programme, a 250 page document, is an important frame directing the Finnish politics for the next four years.
Come together to discuss issues of interest to feminist, anti-racist and anti-classist movement.
FAR Night School sessions in autumn 2019 are realised in collaboration with Museum of Impossible Forms, as part of ‘In Practice’, a series focusing on practical feminist, anti-racist and class confrontational ways of being in different situations.