The Politics of Knowledge: Decolonizing Arts and Education

Di, 30.11.21, 13:15-14:45, ONLINE

Vortrag und Diskussion mit

Rina Malagayo Alluri (Indien/Philippinen/Kanada) & Weina Zhao (China/Österreich)

Moderation: Zoe Lefkofridi, Politics & Gender, Diversity & Equality


This critical discussion questions the politics of knowledge by problematizing intersectional identity markers within areas such as academia, the arts and social spaces.  The speakers will share insights from their personal and professional experiences and assert how the re-centering and re-claiming of knowledge is an ongoing effort towards structural transformation. 

Rina Alluri was born in Mumbai, India to a Filipino Mother and Indian Father; worked and lived around the world and now calls Salzburg home. Assistant Professor and Head of the Unit of Peace and Conflict Studies, Univ. of Innsbruck;  co-founder of the BIPOC Circle in Salzburg.

Weina Zhao was born in Beijing and grew up in Vienna; studied East Asian Studies; author and filmmaker who tries to challenge our viewing and thinking habits. Co-director of the recently released film Weiyena: The long march home, which documents her family histories in China and Austria. Co-founder of the Asian diaspora zine Perilla. 


Im Rahmen der 18. Entwicklungspolitischen Hochschulwochen, 8.-30.11.2021, Salzburg Entwicklung wohin? Kontinuitäten unterbrechen – Nord-Süd verbinden – Neues verhandeln