From the publisher:
“The zine Handle with Care: Post_Colonial Object Matters is the product of cross-cutting conversations. Designed as an open invitation to think further about post_colonial object matters, it conjoins contributions from participants of a workshop on “undoing postcolonial knowledges: perspectives from academia_arts_activism” which was held at the University of Bayreuth/Germany in July 2019 that was organised by Manuela Bauche (FU Berlin), Katharina Schramm (Univ. of Bayreuth) and Nadine Siegert (iwalewabooks).
"Building on current discussions about the colonial legacies and the decolonial responsibilities of ethnographic museums, we wanted to explore the possible futures of objects marked by colonial relations of power and knowledge(s). We sought to shift the grounds of the debate from institutional concerns and legal aspects of restitution to more daring and wider-reaching questions. Our idea was to spark a debate around postcolonial justice that would decentralise the institutions of the European museum and university.”
Handle with Care: Post_Colonial Object Matters includes contributions by Loana Auer, Eva Bahl, Paola Ivanov, Larissa Förster, Christine Hanke, Sam Hopkins, Christian Jarling, Peju Layiwola, Immy Mali, Nashilongweshipwe Mushaandja, Malick Ndiaye, Yosé Reenders, Regina Sarreiter, Katharina Schramm, Nadine Siegert, and Greer Valley.
height 21cm | width 14.7cm | 66 pages
iwalewabooks is an independent publishing house. “Through a number of series, we dedicate our publications to questions about aesthetic social discourses, the politics of collecting and debates about archives; and artist and academic positions from the Global South.”