An Evening on Ecofeminism and Decolonial Ecology + Screening of Selina Thompson's salt: dispersed

Date: 03/03/22

Time: 17:30

Location: Brussels

Description : Screening Selina Thompson's salt-dispersed

Organization/Artist: Beursschouwburg

An Evening on Ecofeminism and Decolonial Ecology + Screening Selina Thompson's salt:dispersed

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Location: Beursschouwburg

Time: 18:30-22:00

Language: EN

CST: Yes

Tickets: FREE

Partners: Beursschouwburg, Pépite Blues

Malcom Ferdinand and Philsan Osman to present their respective books A Decolonial Ecology: Thinking from the Caribbean World (2022) and Voor Wie Willen We Zorgen? Ecofeminisme Als Inspiratiebron (2021), and then have an open conversation with activist and artist Ruth-Grâce Paluku-Atoka about the urgency to deconstruct our current approach to climate change and ecological justice, and to move towards an intersectionally feminist and decolonial approach to ecology.

The conversation will be followed by the screening (EN, 46 minutes) of salt:dispersed, the film adaptation of salt., Selina Thompson’s award-winning performance about grief, Black identity and colonialism

Synopsis: In February 2016, two artists got on a cargo ship, and retraced one of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle – from the UK to Ghana to Jamaica, and back. Their memories, their questions and their grief took them along the bottom of the Atlantic and through the figurative realm of an imaginary past. It was a long journey backwards, in order to go forwards. This show is what they brought back. Bios + Socials Philsan Osman (she/her) is from Somalia. She is a writer, activist and community builder and studies African Languages and Cultures at Ghent University. She co-authored the book 'Voor wie willen we zorgen? Ecofeminisme als inspiratiebron', is an event and production manager for Black History Month Belgium's Ghent team and is an editor and writer for the online feminist magazine Spijker Magazine. Born and raised in Martinique, Malcom Ferdinand is a civil and environmental engineer from University College London and a doctor in political philosophy from Université Paris Diderot. He is currently a researcher in the fields of political ecology and environmental humanities at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and based at the University Paris Dauphine-PSL. He is the author of Une écologie décoloniale (2019), of which an English translation was just released under the title A Decolonial Ecology: Thinking from the Caribbean World (Polity Books, 2022). Ruth-Grâce Paluku-Atoka is a queer, non-binary, congolese activist. They are part of the climate justice camp. Their work is centered around anti-capitalism, anti-racism, feminism, ecology and queer and trans identities. They're also an artist, writer, and poet. Selina Thompson is an artist and performer based in Birmingham. Her work is playful, participatory and intimate, focused on the politics of identity, and how this defines our bodies, lives and environments. Her work has been presented in pubs, cafes, hairdressers, toilets, and sometimes even in theatres.