Season 1 Episode 2: A Topography of Decoloniality

In this episode, edna bonhomme interviewed Dr. Luiza Prado: artist, researcher, and writer. They discussed her artwork, Brazil, decoloniality, and futures.

In this episode, edna bonhomme interviewed Dr. Luiza Prado: artist, researcher, and writer. They discussed her artwork, Brazil, decoloniality, and futures.

Image and quote “Write the Name of Every Colonizer. Set on Fire. Use the Ashes As Fertilizer.” from Luiza Prado’s work, All Directions at Once (2018) and recited by Luiza at the beginning of the episode, https://www.luiza-prado.com/directions

Dr. Luiza Prado

Dr. Luiza Prado de O. Martinswork engages with material and visual culture through the lenses of decolonial and queer theories. In her doctoral dissertation, she examined technologies and practices of birth control and their entanglements with colonial hierarchies of gender, race, ethnicity, class, and nationality, offering the idea of “technoecologies of birth control” as a framework for observing and intervening in biopolitical articulations emerging around practices of birth control. She also holds an MA in Digital Media from the Hochschule für Künste Bremen.

Her current artistic research project, titled “A Topography of Excesses,” starts from a call to re-appropriate the perception of excess attributed to gendered and racialized bodies through the modern/colonial gender system. Through installation, sculpture, net-art, video, and text, the project looks into the transmission of Indigenous and folk knowledges about herbal birth control as decolonizing practices of radical care that allow communities to forge new paths by accessing the poetic dimensions of the pluriversal.

She is part of the design education duo A Parede and a founding member of Decolonising Design. You can also find her on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Academia.

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CREDITS

Interview and post-production by edna bonhomme
Music by ispeakwaves (384935 and 439877, Attribution License, Creative Commons), pryght one (27130, Sampling+ License), scotcampbell (263709, Creative Commons 0 License), X3nus (450539, Attribution License, Creative Commons)
Logo by Nina Prader, Lady Liberty Press