Decolonising Knowledge: The Last African in Europe (Film Night)

What would it be like for Europeans if the tables were turned with Africa?

Imagine climate change has caused a large part of Europe to become uninhabitable due to flooding. The African Union decides to close all borders to refugees, migrants, and all displaced people except their own citizens. Where would you go? To whom could you turn for help? And what does this scenario say about the relationship between Europe and Africa today?

Mo Hersi is a filmmaker and comedian who, in this short mockumentary, paints a picture of a “what if” reality that’s worth contemplating. Join us in watching  and discussing “The Last African in Europe” with Mo and the audience. The event will take place via the VOX Delft online conference call channel on Discord.

Link to VOX Discord server here. Download the Discord app beforehand (also free) if you want to be able to see other peoples’ video. You can find some tips here to get you started on using Discord.

This event is organized by SG in cooperation with VOX Delft and is part of the Decolonising Knowledge series.

Mo Hersi in “The Last African in Europe”

SG presents: the Decolonising Knowledge series

This series of events explores the legacy of colonial power structures in society.  

Decolonisation, roughly put, is a social movement and academic project that seeks to empower knowledge, cultures, and peoples marginalized by the  legacy of colonialism and its power structures. This movement also reflects critically on the historical role of universities and Western knowledge production in relation to colonialism. It encompasses issues of race, gender, land ownership, ways of knowing, reparations, resource extraction, rights and representation, and more.  

The program will consist of a core of lecture series introducing the decolonial perspective and its application. There will also be numerous satellite events with master classes, a film night, and discussion groups. 

The Decolonising Knowledge series will be launched as pre-recorded lectures on YouTube on select Tuesdays in February, March, and May 2021. Live online discussion sessions will be organized on Tuesday evenings via VOX Delft, the open discussion platform of the TU Delft. A link to the discussion will be announced here soon.