Decolonization in Action is a podcast that interrogates decolonization in the arts, sciences, and beyond.

This podcast focuses on how decolonization is being put into action today. While calls for decolonizing science, education, and museums are becoming more prominent, knowledge practices of western academia and of present-day colonizing nation states remain largely unchanged. In conversation with historians, activists, artists, and curators, this podcast aims to unravel how decolonization is understood, and most importantly to give attention to how decolonization is being practiced today.

Created by

Edna Bonhomme is a historian, writer, curator, and lecturer and she is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. Her work interrogates disease, gender, surveillance, and embodiment. She earned a PhD in history of science at Princeton University with a dissertation that examined plagued bodies and spaces in North Africa. Her creative work is guided by diasporic futurisms, herbal healing, and bionic beings. Follow her on Twitter @jacobinoire

Kristyna Comer is a research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and studies art history and cultural studies at Humboldt University in Berlin. Her research focuses on state museums in Berlin as sites of coloniality, violence, and knowledge production as well as sites of protest, resistance, and ongoing calls for restitution.

You can find out more about the project by visiting the website for the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.

Decolonial Musings

“Radical simply means “grasping things at the root.”

Angela Davis

“Imperialism leaves behind germs of rot which we must clinically detect and remove from our land but from our minds as well.”It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

Frantz Fanon

“Decolonial feminism arrives at a similar conclusion that gender is not an innocent concept.”

Gloria Wekker

Stay in touch!