Decolonial Arts Praxis: Transnational Pedagogies and Activism illustrates the productive potential of critical arts pedagogies in the ongoing work of decolonization by engaging art, activism, and transnational feminisms.
Offering contributions from scholars, educators, artists, and activists from varied disciplines, the volume highlights how arts can reveal intersectional forms of oppression, inform critical understandings, and rebuild transnational solidarities across geopolitical borders. The contributors present forms of inquiry, creative writing, art, and reflection that grapple with issues of colonialism, racism, and epistemological violence to illustrate the power of decolonial arts pedagogies in formal and informal education.
Using a range of multiple and intersectional critical lenses through which readers can examine ways in which transnational feminist theorizing and art pedagogy inform, shape, and help strategize activism in various spaces, it will appeal to scholars, postgraduate students, and practitioners with interests in arts education, the sociology of education, postcolonialism, and multicultural education.
1. Introduction: Decolonial Arts, Pedagogies, and Activism across Borders
Alejandra I. Ramírez & Injeong Yoon-Ramirez
2. The Black School: A Radical Space for Art, Pedagogy, and Social Transformation
3. Ghost Rider: Performing Fugitive Indigeneity
4. Peju Layiwola: A Multigenerational African-Centered Womanist Art, Theory, and Praxis
Janine A. Sytsma
5. Walking Detroit: Witnessing the Tracks of History in Place
6. Reflejando Historias: Collective Action in Conversation with the Chicago ACT Collective
Paulina Camacho Valencia
7. Dreaming a Decolonial Praxis: Dreams, Visual Interpretations, and Decolonial Aesthetics
Alejandra I. Ramírez
8. Quiet as Refusal: Feelings in Decolonial Arts Pedagogy
9. Imagining Otherwise and an End to Structures of Supremacy
10. Ch’ixi Women Narratives: Walking toward a Decolonial Aesthetics
Vania Alejandra Rueda Cañizares & Margarita Rodríguez Ornelas
11. Las Cartas de las Nadie/The Letters from Nobody: Poetry Workshop as a Liberatory Art Praxis, Interview with Lisa Mirella Corti
Injeong Yoon-Ramirez & Lisa Mirella Corti