talk and promotion
A conversation with Françoise Vergès: A Decolonial Feminism
A conversation with Françoise Vergès: A Decolonial Feminism, HDLU, Zagreb, 2023 (photo: Sanja Bistričić Srića)

Françoise Vergès

Petar Milat, Milena Ostojić

HDLU, Zagreb
Friday, 01/09/2023, 6 pm

The promotion of Françoise Vergès’ essay Decolonial Feminism is taking place before the opening of the exhibition Planet, People, Care-It Spells Degrowth! at HDLU. In conversation with Petar Milat and Milena Ostojić, Vergès will present the Croatian translation of her essay, published by the Multimedia Institute, and will talk about her reflections on the colonial beginnings of universal museums like the Louvre.

Françoise Vergès (Reunion Island) is a political theorist, an antiracist and decolonial feminist and independent curator. She has written extensively on the afterlives of slavery, South-South solidarities, the decolonization of the public space and of the museum, Aimé Césaire, Frantz Fanon, decolonial feminism, the circulation of textiles, ideas and tastes, neoliberalism and the economy of predation. A co-founder of the non-profit Decolonize the Arts (Paris,2015-2020), she has been convening L’Atelier a workshop cum public performance with artists and activists of color, contributes to The Nomad Colony created by artist Kader Attia and organizes decolonial visits in museums. Recent publications: Programme de désordre absolu. Décoloniser le musée (2023), A Feminist Theory of Violence. A Decolonial Perspective (2022), A Decolonial Feminism (2020), De la violence coloniale dans l’espace public (2021) Resolutely Black. Conversations with Aimé Césaire (2019), The Wombs of Women: Race, Capital, Feminism (2020).