Le Crédac

Table ronde nº2

Marcos Ávila Forero and Malcom Ferdinand

In the context of Kapwani Kiwanga’s solo exhibition, Cima Cima, le Crédac is organizing a series of round tables from April to June 2021.

Table ronde nº2 : “How do histories of domination, especially colonial ones, or imperialism, influence questions of ecology and economy?”

For this TABLE RONDE nº2 we have invited Marcos Ávila Forero and Malcolm Ferdinand.

Marcos Ávila Forero is a French-Colombian artist. He exhibited among others at the Crédac during the exhibition tout le monde in 2015, and during the recent exhibition, La vie des tables in 2020. He is the winner of the Prix Ricard in 2019. Marcos Ávila Forero is the author of the documentary La Luz de las Balas, la Obscuridad del Olvido about the armed conflict in Colombia with Léo Raymond.

As vice-president of the association Ciudadanías pour la Paz, he participates in this second roundtable. Ciudadanías por la Paz is an initiative of Colombians living abroad, in favor of the peace process in Colombia and working directly in collaboration with the peasant populations living in the conflict zones in this sense.

Malcolm Ferdinand is a philosopher, has a doctorate in political science from the University of Paris Diderot and is a researcher at the CNRS. He is the author of Une écologie décoloniale: penser l’écologie depuis le monde caribéen published in 2019 by Seuil, having received the Prix de la fondation de l’écologie politique. In it, he describes, among other things, how colonization and the imposition of the imperialist model in the world are directly related to social and racial inequalities and the environmental crisis.

Kapwani Kiwanga, also present at this roundtable, is a French-Canadian artist-researcher. Her work is interested in the narratives of power asymmetry, and in highlighting the sometimes unexpected witnesses of these stories.

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Kapwani Kiwanga | Table Ronde n°2 avec Marcos Ávila Forero et Malcom Ferdinand : Comment le colonialisme ou l’impérialisme influencent-ils des questions d’écologie et d’économie ?

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