The Center as the Border. Zones of Being and not Being.

March 5, 2016

  • 11:00
    Meeting with Boaventura de Sousa Santos.

    Aula 1 CCCB.

    An informal, small-scale gathering to pick up the previous day's
    discussion, continue to explore some aspects and introduce new ones.
    [limited capacity]


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  • 17:05
    Octobre a Paris.

    Screening. Hall and auditori CCCB.

    October 17th, 1961. The war in Algeria is in progress. In Paris, Algerians took to the streets to protest the curfew. The demonstrators are persecuted and a peaceful demonstration ends in a bloodbath. When he went to the film in Cannes, the room was evacuated by police at the last minute and kidnapped copies. Half a century later, in October 2011, project for the first time in Paris.


  • 18:15
    ¿Integration or liberation?, Houria Bouteldja [indigènes de la république].

    Intervention. Hall and auditori CCCB.

    Reflection on the glamor and the deadlock of integration in the framework of an imperialist nation state.

    Reflection for alternative decolonial Western modernity.


  • 19:45
    Concerning Violence.

    Screening. Hall and auditori CCCB.

    Concerning Violence is both an archive-driven documentary covering the most daring moments in the struggle for liberation in the Third World, as well as an exploration into the mechanisms of decolonization through text from Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth. Fanon’s landmark book, written over 50 years ago, is still a major tool for understanding and illuminating the neocolonialism happening today, as well as the violence and reactions against it.