POSTCOLONIAL PRACTICES and SOUTHERN/NORTHERN EPISTEMOLOGIES
We support international artist and researcher collaboration between Scotland and the rest of the world with particular emphasis on Poland, France and Greece and the Global South.
Our focus centres around postcolonial practices, innovative methodolgies and radical art beding practices
We establish contacts between institutions and individual cultural agents while creating joint projects, to benefit audiences in the participating countries. We introduce platforms for presentation of activist and perpetual communities for debate. Our aim is to jointly devise ideas and ways to energise civic consciousness, create joint cultural exchange policies, enhance long-lasting collaborations and foster artists' and researches' mobility and mutual training.
The closer knowledge will establish the basis of an exchange but also create the foundations for mutual understanding and friendship. We intend to raise awareness to old and new audiences towards the context of contemporary art as a forum for dialogue, mutual exchange between actors and audiences from different cultural backgrounds, long-lasting international cooperation, and room for critical discussion of the cultural evolution of Europe and its partners in the Global South.
Our programmes of work are focused on decolonial art practices, multilingual knoeldge exchange and the fostering of integration and civic responsibility through creative and cultural expressions.
Founder and CHAIR
Effie Samara is a writer and artist. She studied Law at Cambridge University and completed her doctoral study at the University of Glasgow. Her focus is exile, politics and the narrative of marginalised representations. She is UNESCO Affiliate Artist since August 2019. She has been awarded the Chancellor's Fund Award, the European Cultural Foundation Award and the Collaborative Research Award. Her work has been published by Intellect and Multilingual Matters