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Knowledge Making Against Digital Colonialism



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We offer our courses and classes at subsidized rates for students, educators, and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) individuals.

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This class will focus on questions of access, knowledge production, and knowledge protection using Digital Colonialism as its methodology. What are the ways we can protect cultural and ancestral knowledge while giving access? How can we turn around power structures through building worlds and platforms that others can also build on? When we say “Decolonize” what do we mean? How might we go beyond ‘decolonization as a metaphor’ by creating practice-based systems and projects?

This class is available to purchase individually, or at a discounted rate when the course pass is purchased.


  • Morehshin Allahyari

    Morehshin Allahyari (Persian: موره شین اللهیاری‎), is a NY based Iranian-Kurdish artist using 3D simulation, video, sculpture, and digital fabrication as tools to re-figure myth and history. Through archival practices and storytelling, her work weaves together complex counternarrati...
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