Oct 27 2023
These Seasons | Decolonial Geo-Imaginaries with Zoé Samudzi
Fri | 7PM
For the seventh installment of These Seasons, please join us for a lecture by the writer and scholar Zoé Samudzi. In conceptualizing colonial dispossession as a transnational political economic structure as opposed to event or bounded temporality, this lecture will engage the politics of post-independence extraction in Zimbabwe. Grappling with enduring North-South coloniality, Samudzi considers the relationship between attempted land reform, the subsequent economic strictures of imposed sanctions — codified in human rights discourses as “unilateral coercive measures” — and the paradoxical productions of local modes of sovereignty. Against the carcerality of land enclosure, the coterminity of the [ongoing] Scramble for Africa and the Great Acceleration, Samudzi will gesture towards a narrativization of the anthropocene: of de/reterritorialization and forced movement, ecological catastrophe, pandemic disruption, political corruption, and a geo-imaginary of land/The Land that endeavors towards liberation.
These Seasons is an ongoing transdisciplinary public program that invites artists, scholars and writers to explore theories of nature, landscape, ecology, human and non-human life forms and climate action.
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