Dr María Reyna Carretero Rangel
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México UNAM
Title: Maghreb today: An "another culture" and its sonorous narrative.
Dr. Carretero holds a PhD. in Philosophy, from the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas Hidalgo (UMSNH) and a PhD. in Political Science, from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
Professor Amar Guendouzi
Dr Paula Serafini
Queen Mary University London
Title: Worlds otherwise: decoloniality, art and postextractivism
Dr Paula Serafini is Lecturer in Creative and Cultural Industries at Queen Mary University of London. Her research is situated in the field of cultural politics, and her interests include extractivism, social movements, art activism, cultural labour and policy and alternatives to development. She is author of Performance Action: The Politics of Art Activism (Routledge 2018) and Creating Worlds Otherwise: Art, Collective Action, and (Post)Extractivism (Vanderbilt University Press, 2022).
This paper will reflect on the potential of art in the construction of decolonial, postextractive imaginaries. Drawing from empirical research in Argentina, I will present a series of artworks and practices that emerge from within the frontlines of extraction, and/or are intertwined with movements against extractivism. Situated in the Argentine context, this paper engages with questions around the meaning of sovereignty and autonomy, and the experiences of imperialism and coloniality lived by differently situated subjects. As a way of framing the socio-political role of art in movements against extractivism and postextractivist futures, I will also present a contextualised framework of analysis consisting of five functions: denunciation, documentation, democratisation, deconstruction and design.