Inca circular amphitheatre in Moray, Peru.

COUNTERSPACE DECOLONIAL LAB

The Decolonial Lab is a non-hierarchical and grassroots forum experience rooted in Critical Pedagogy, holding space for:

  • An in-depth theoretical introduction to the concept of decoloniality + contemporary decolonial practices with practical cases.
  • A collective exploration of the subject + a new paradigm discussing what does practically mean to decolonise ourselves and our world in relation to absolutely any topic.

That means that although the theoretical body is always similar, the roundtable conversation is always different, which gives the Lab as much continuity, to deepen or broaden the holistic exploration, as desired.

As Decolonial Lab is the first and only of its kind and it is designed, curated and hosted by Counterspace curator Cristina Morales. With a practice rooted in a creative and decolonial hence holistic approach to activism, she understands healing and the expansion of both personal and community development as a necessarily interdependent exercise on a physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and natural level. This experience is then catalysed connecting psychology, socio-cultural anthropology, politics, spirituality and natural sciences, with the aim of healing while building the new instead of focusing on fighting the old, minding the whole picture.

Greek semicircular amphitheatre in Syracuse, Italy.

GROUP BOOKINGS – London / International

As a service it can be booked by any group with bespoke length. Optimal for universities, education centres, community centres, galleries, museums, archives, cultural institutions, cultural organisations, charities and compromised private businesses interested in navigating a collective exploration of decoloniality. At the moment it is available in London, or Worldwide (then virtual). Live options in other areas can be negotiated. For rates please use the contact form.

INDIVIDUAL BOOKINGS – International

Normally booked as live Decolonial Lab/s of bespoke length by groups, this particular online Decolonial Lab is now happening once a month in cycles of 7 (which can be joined any time) for interested individuals without geographical restrictions. As a grassroots international forum, this lab is addressed to people from all walks of life and locations ready to build new pools of new collective knowledge in circulation. Early bookings recommended since capacity is limited to allow the collective conversation. For dates and tickets please check Counterspace calendar.

TESTIMONIALS

Find below a couple of testimonials from the first Decolonial Lab online pilot test, Daniela Nofal (Social Practice artist) & Zarine Jacob (Intercultural coach):