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The colonial scar

Programmed to coincide with the exhibition “William Kentridge: That Which Is Not Drawn”, thinkers, writers, and activists from several geographies will analyse the colonial scars that mark contemporary society and consider the challenges for the future imposed by this legacy.

New Perspectives on Colonial Memory

Moderated by the architect Laida Memba, the historian Gustau Nerín, the researcher Anyely Marín Cisneros, and the anthropologist Andrés Antebi will talk about the memory of Spain’s colonial past and the role in it played by Catalonia.

Kopano Matlwa

South Africa after Apartheid

Kopano Matlwa, a doctor and one of South Africa’s most outstanding young writers, speaks with Xavier Aldekoa, journalist and Africa correspondent, about how the younger generations are dealing with the legacy of apartheid.

Aída Bueno Sarduy

Colonial intimacy

The anthropologist and documentary filmmaker Aída Bueno Sarduy, a leading expert on the history of the African diaspora to Latin America, speaks about how colonialism worked in the domain of intimacy.

Behrouz Boochani

Take Me to a Beautiful Place

At a time when European Union policies are once again rejecting refugees, the writer and journalist Behrouz Boochani will speak about migration politics on a global scale based on his book No Friend But the Mountains (Raig Verd).

Conversation with Pankaj Mishra

The World Today. Reflections on the Legacy of Imperialism

The writer and essayist Pankaj Mishra, one of the most thought-provoking observers of the contrasts and contradictions between East and West, speaks about the great global political challenges that mark the present.

Maria Campbell

Writing as a Halfbreed

Maria Campbell, Canada’s great indigenous spokesperson and writer, speaks about the present situation of indigenous American communities on the occasion of the first translation into Catalan (Mestissa, Club Editor) and Spanish (Mestiza, Tránsito) of her book Halfbreed....

Angela Davis

Against racism: a constant fight

A few days before the US presidential elections, Angela Davis, who is widely recognised as one of the great champions of human rights and a prominent opponent of racial discrimination, speaks with Black and Afro-descendant activists about the situation of antiracist protests in the United States and also about the kinds of exclusion that mark the present.