Planetary Patchwork
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Planetary Reading Group
One Year Anniversary Session
Lénia Marques (Rotterdam) & Maria Sofia Pimentel Biscaia (Aveiro)
Transforming Places Through Street Art: Bordalo II and the City
Esper Postma (Berlin/Deventer)
GAGAPALIZI: A New Museum for Florence
Sasha Huber (Helsinki)
“Demounting Louis Agassiz” Artistic Renegotiation of Archive, Memory & Place
Sasha Shestakova (Bochum)
Decolonizing Soviet Art History
Aziza Chaouni (Fez/Toronto)
Sidi Harazem: Co-Designing Heritage Preservation in a Modern Oasis
Cristiana Strava (Amsterdam)
At Home with Colonial Materialities: Snapshots of Heritage-Making and Unmaking on Casablanca’s Margins
Kateryna Kublytska (Kharkiv/London)
Destruction of Immovable Cultural Heritage During the War of the Russian Federation Against Ukraine
Ece Canlı (Porto)
Beneath the Thick Skin, Behind the Brick Wall
Robert Glas (Rotterdam)
On the film-installation '1986 Or A Sphinx's Interior'
Łukasz Stanek (Manchester)
Socialist Worldmaking
Dawit Benti (Addis Ababa)
Challenges of Urban Heritage Conservation during State-Led Gentrification of Addis Ababa's City Centre
Taputukura Raea (Wellington) & Digital Pasifik
Re-Claiming Pacific History - Making Pacific Cultural Heritage Visible and Accessible
Laura Ammann (Berlin)
The Appeal of the Colonial Baroque to the Brazilian Modernists
Paul Basu (Bonn/London) & Ozioma Onuzulike (Nsukka) & Ikenna Onwuegbuna (Nsukka)
[Re:]Entanglements: Colonial Collections in Decolonial Times
Between Zones of Conflict and the Realm of Dreams: Planetary Perspectives on Film and Filmmaking
Workshop I
Mykola Ridnyi (Kyiv)
Mariana Martínez-Bonilla (Mexico-City)
Yashaswini Raghunandan (Bangalore)
Chihab El Khachab (Oxford)
Christian Thiam (Dakar)
Roundtable: Fide Dayo (Rome) & Norma Gregory (Nottingham)
Alyssa K. Barry (Dakar)
Navigating the Digital Spaces
Ndapewoshali Ndahafa Ashipala (Windhoek) & Tuuda Haitula (Windhoek) & Museums Association of Namibia
Museum Development as a Tool for Strengthening Cultural Rights – A Case Study
Njabulo Chipangura (Manchester)
Community Museums in Zimbabwe as an Alternative Form of Representing Living Cultures
Annalisa Bolin (Kalmar) and David Nkusi (Kigali)
Decolonizing Heritage Management in Rwanda: Community Engagement and Homegrown Solutions
Chantal Umuhoza (Kigali)
Decolonizing Conservation Practices in Rwanda Museums
Alessandra Ferrini (London)
Unruly Connections
Hiba Shalabi (Tripoli) with translation by Malak Altaeb (Tripoli/Paris)
Banji Chona (Rome)
Ngoma zya Budima: Exploring Grief and Death, Celebrating Life and Love, Batonga Drum Story
Victoria Phiri (Lusaka), Samba Yonga (Lusaka) & Mulenga Kapwepwe (Lusaka) & the Women’s History Museum Zambia
Decolonization of Cultural Objects in the Process of Restitution and Repatriation. The Case of Zambian Cultural Objects in Swedish Museums
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Open Call

Call for papers/stories/patches

Planetary Patchwork: A Perpetual Seminar on Artistic Practices, Heritage, and Epistemologies (online, ∞)

Planetary Patchwork: A Perpetual Seminar on Artistic Practices, Heritage and Epistemologies is conceived as an online platform for plurivocal and multiperspectival dialogue between arts and academia. The seminar hosts meetings/discussions/presentations/screenings/readings which seek to highlight patches of planetary entanglements and experiment with meeting digitally. 

Using the metaphor of the patchwork to build/stitch networks between seemingly distant case studies and stories from around the globe, without predefined topic to find overlaps, linkages and seams between the patches of knowledge.

Do you want to add a patch to the Planetary Patchwork? 

Open call for 20min online presentations in future sessions ∞.

The seminar brings together diverse fields such as art history, contemporary art, and architecture, archaeology, heritage studies, museum studies, ecology, history, linguistics, literature, politics, philosophy & more. 

Possible topics can include (but will not be limited to): 
- case studies of connectivity and resistance.
- the visual and material culture of colonialism.
- legacies of diverse colonial empires and coloniality, decolonization, restitution and repair.
- issues of accessibility, preservation, and conservation.
- engaging communities in museum spaces and other modes of display, and “new relational ethics” (Sarr/Savoy).
- architecture and the built environment.
- narratives and counter-narratives, and issues of memory.
- intersections between cultural and natural heritage.
- human and more-than-human relations.

Visit the about (link) page for more information on the seminar.

Submission format

Please send us proposals/abstracts/stories/patches (max 500 words or video excerpt) and an introduction to you and your work. 


Submissions by artists and scholars from/based in the Southern hemisphere are particularly encouraged!

See the program and links to register for upcoming Planetary Patchwork sessions here: 

Co-convened by Evi Olde Rikkert (Nijmegen/Florence), Nicole Remus (Jinja) and Vera-Simone Schulz (Florence).