1st Edition

Decolonial Arts Praxis Transnational Pedagogies and Activism

Edited By Injeong Yoon-Ramirez, Alejandra I. Ramírez Copyright 2024
    174 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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
    Dipti Desai

    3. Ghost Rider: Performing Fugitive Indigeneity
    Ka’ila Farrell-Smith

    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
    JeeYeun Lee

    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
    Injeong Yoon-Ramirez

    9. Imagining Otherwise and an End to Structures of Supremacy
    Lizbett Benge

    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


    Injeong Yoon-Ramirez is an endowed associate professor of Art Education and Affiliate Faculty in Gender Studies at the University of Arkansas, USA.

    Alejandra I. Ramírez is an assistant professor of Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies and an affiliate faculty member for Mexican American Studies and Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville, USA.