During the Cold War decolonization was the mean to a specific end: liberation. And liberation meant to expel the imperial settlers from the territory so the local to the land (Indigenous, native) could take care of their own destiny. The Bandung Conference remains a signpost of that era. Liberation meant neither capitalism nor communism but decolonization and decolonization meant to create their own nation-state. The end of the Cold War radically changed the scenario, closing some venues and opening new ones. Bandung proved to have been also the signpost of dewesternization.
In this lecture Walter Mignolo, philosopher, William H. Wannamaker Distinguished and director of The Center for Global Studies and Humanities at Duke University (EUA), author of TheDarker Side of Western Modernity: Global Futures, Decolonial Options (2011) e Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges,and Border Thinking (1999 e 2012), will address the meaning, potential and boundaries of decoloniality after the Cold War exploring its cultural, political and economic consequences.