Archive of Futures: Françoise Vergès
IS IT NOT URGENT TO SET UP A DECOLONIAL POLITICS OF CLEANING THE LAYERS UPON LAYERS OF WASTE THAT COLONIALISM, IMPERIALISM AND RACIAL CAPITALISM HAVE PRODUCED AND ARE PRODUCING AS WE SPEAK?
Françoise Vergès, Decolonial antiracist feminist, writer and independent curator, in the context of the OPEN SPACE of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Françoise Vergès, a Reunionnaise independent scholar, a political theorist and decolonial antiracist feminist, has published on Frantz Fanon, Aimé Césaire, race and reproduction, the decolonisation of the museum and the coloniality of power. Last books: De la violence coloniale dans l’espace public (2021), Une théorie féministe de la violence (2020) and, A Decolonial Feminism (2019).
ARCHIVE OF THE FUTURES:
The Archive of the Futures is a video archive that gathers the voices of scientists, activists and artists and forms a kind of open archive for the questions and challenges that concern us in the times of the Anthropocene.
The climate crisis and its life-threatening consequences, the excessive waste of resources, the legacy of colonialism, and growing social and economic inequality pose challenges to humanity. How can we confront these? What does it mean to work for a livable future in these times? How can we think and create a fair and livable future? Is the future possible and for whom or what?
The starting point for the video statements are questions that the participants most urgently ask themselves with regard to the future. The questions are intended to provide food for thought about what should be said, questioned and done in the Anthropocene - and about what the future asks us to think.
Conception and realization of the Archive of the Futures: Fiona Schrading and Theresa Dagge.