Mercator Fellow Rozena Maart will be visiting the RTG from June 18-30, 2023.

We are looking forward to an intensive cooperation with Rozena Maart (U KwaZulu-Natal), who has planned the following events during her time in Bremen:

13 – 15.00 | Open Office Hours at Grazer Straße 2
18 – 20.30 | INPUTS panel discussion:
Lewis Gordon “Black Existentialism and Decolonial Thinking”

10 – 13.00 | Workshop with Lewis Gordon
“Unpacking Coloniality”
14 – 16.00 | Open Office Hours in Grazer Straße 2
ab 18.00 | Damani Patridge (University of Michigan), Book Launch.
Blackness as
Universal Claim

(University of California Press, 2022)

16 – 18 | Café International – Book Launch:
66 Women who build a better future for
South Africa

16.15 – 19.30 | GRK Toolbox Lecture:
Black Bodies on South African beaches: Lus en Smaak jou lekkerding

14:00 | Opening Event of Open Campus

12:00 | Open Campus

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“Geography as a discipline stands for a certain worlding, if not earthing, of contradiction, in both theoretical and pracitcal respect.”

Julia Lossau

“Contradictions are an important driver of scientific practice and knowledge.”

Norman Sieroka
idea of democratic critique

“If you think that acts of contradicting someone always need to point to better solutions, you haven’t really understood the idea of democratic critique.”

Martin Nonhoff
l’illusion d’une unité

“Foucault speaks of contradiction as l’illusion d’une unité.”

Ingo H. Warnke

“At first I thought contradiction was always a relational thing; but the more I ponder it, the more I think contradiction creates relation.”

Ingo H. Warnke