Decolonising Development Studies symposium

A day of discussion on colonial critiques of development teaching, institutional structure and research production.

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  1. Andrea Cornwall and Olivia Rutazibwa welcomed over 60 delegates from the UK and beyond to Decolonising Development Studies- a symposium addressing the structural, epistemological and institutional implications of recognising the coloniality of international development as currently conceived and practiced.
  2. The opening panel convened a diverse range of speakers, discussing their responses to the symposium topic:

    Framing Development Studies Pedagogy, Epistemology, Praxis
    Brief reflections by: Ziyanda Stuurman, AramZia, Madeleine Kennedy-Macfoy, Louiza Odysseos, Saurab Aurora. Chair: Olivia Rutazibwa
  3. A recording of this opening panel is available to listen to again on SoundCloud:
  4. Delegates were then split into eight discussion groups, addressing the impact of different aspects of colonisation on development studies:

    Decolonial Teaching Tools | Embodiment, Activism, Power | Research Collaborations and Producing Knowledge | Decolonising Economies | Decolonising Development Practice | Re-envisioning'Development Studies' | Development and/as Resistance
  5. The thread below follows discussion from the Challenging Power and Decolonising the Mind group:
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