Feb 3: La Colonie and E-flux are trilled to invite you to The Twilight Symposium : Science Fiction inside Colonialism: an experimental workshop
and Sunday, February 3
at La Colonie
128 rue La Fayette
The Canadian science fiction writer Nalo Hopkinson wrote “To be a person of colour writing science fiction is to be under suspicion of having internalized one's colonization.” Of course, the problem isn’t the fiction, but the science—the belief that the Western scientism saturating our current technologies can create entirely new dreamworlds other than the colonial frontiers it has already created. Co-organized by La Colonie and e-flux journal, the “Twilight Symposium” asks: Isn't the first challenge of any science fiction written with an awareness of colonial history: Can technology be detached from its role in scientifically justifying European world domination?
With lectures, films, and discussions by Julieta Aranda, Kader Attia, Robert Bird, Kaye Cain-Nilsen, Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Ali Cherri, Jihan El-Tahri, Kodwo Eshun, Joana Hadjithomas et Khalil Joreige, Marie-Nour Hechaimé, Amal Issa, Maha Maamoun, Mahan Moalemi, Chantal Pontbriand, Anjali Sagar, Rasha Salti, Christelle Taraud, Anton Vidokle et Brian Kuan Wood.
All the program to come here !