Ente di Decolonizzazione in Roma at Museo delle Civiltà´+ Lecture Festival delle Periferie

In June we will continue our series of decolonial assemblies with all the people that feel the urgency to question modernist, colonial and fascist heritage, and continue to learn from different contexts and build alliances.

Besides the ongoing interventions in Borgo Rizza in Sicily, we continue our collective research by using the art installation “Ente di Decolonizzazione – Borgo Rizza”, consisting of the reproduction of the facade of the former entity of colonization of Sicilian latifundium, with a series of decolonial assemblies.

This latest activation will take place at the Museo delle Civilta´. The Museum of Civilizations has started a process of progressive yet radical revision that aims at questioning and rewriting its history, its institutional ideology, and its research and pedagogical methods.

The first activation of the “Ente di Decolonizzazione – Borgo Rizza” took place in May at the Mostra d’Oltremare in Napoli, which first opened in 1940. Conceived as a colossal exhibition to display the territories and people overseas in areas colonized by the fascist regime, it closed only 40 days after its opening, when Italy entered the Second World War. It has since had many temporary uses, from hosting refugees to a vaccination center. The second activation of “Ente di Decolonizzazione – Borgo Rizza” took place at Hansa Quarter, in west Berlin built in 1957 for the International Building Exhibition (Interbau). We were interested in exploring here how modernist architecture was deployed for the representation of a democratic Germany. The third activation took place in Brussels with groups and individuals working on decolonizing public spaces in the city.

Join us and take part in the activation of the installation in Roma at Museo delle Civilta´
June 8 and June 15 from 3pm to 6pm
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June 7, 5-6pm
Lecture, Festival delle periferie– Pelanda | Mattatoio, Teatro 1


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