Indigeneities in the 21st century
Fourteen years after the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2007, Indigenous stakeholders act as global players in arenas such as the UN Convention on Climate Change, the Dakota Access pipeline in the USA, and the Humboldt Forum in Berlin. Yet, until the 1960s, anthropological inquiries considered the same people as “vanishing” and doomed to disappear.
The so-called Indigenous renaissance presents a remarkable phenomenon of late (post)modernity. How can this surprising process be understood and explained? The objective of this project is to study how Indigenous actors evolved from “vanishing people” to global players. The project is located at the disciplinary intersections between anthropology, art, history, philosophy, and politics; and aims at making a future-oriented contribution to (re)emerging Indigeneities and the (re)negotiation of their (post)colonial legacies in and with Europe.
07 Sep 2021 | Vilsoni Hereniko & Philipp Schorch
Watch the recently released trailer for Sina ma Tinirau. The animated short film will come out later this year.
05 Sep 2021 | Mahina Choy-Ellis
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31 Jul 2021 | Philomena Luna Härdtlein
"Man expresses his life in forms. Every art form is an expression of his inner life. The exterior of the art form is its interior"...