To mark the occasion of renowned philosopher and semiotician Walter Mignolo's visit to Aotearoa, Te Tuhi presented 'De-linking across Indigeneity', a conversation between Mignolo and Linda Tuhiwai Smith. Mignolo’s research and teaching have been devoted, in the past 30 years, to understanding and unravelling the historical foundation of the modern/colonial world system and imaginary since 1500. Smith is a leading authority on indigenous education and health, and her book Decolonising Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples has been an international best-seller since its publication in 1998. This conversation provides a platform for the analysis of imparative notions of autonomy, indigenous epistemology and geo-body-politics of knowing and sensing as foundational in decolonial thinking.
Supported by The University of Auckland Hood Fellowship and Art History in the School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts.