Intento - A Decolonial Attempt

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Intento is an experiment and a living archive based on different research initiatives engaging with Latin American contexts present at Aalto University. Rather than relying only on the preexisting structures of the university, Intento opens up a space to foster collaboration, circulation, and reflection in order to disseminate and instigate forms of knowledge that challenge Western epistemological hegemony.

This exhibition launches and explores the possibilities of Intento within the University. It presents a curated collection of Master's and PhD’s theses mainly from Aalto Arts that allow us to engage with specific territories around Latin America. This constellation of works embraces the details, the thoughts, the memories, and the experiences that have emerged from and entangled with specific geocultural localities. Through creating a dialogue among these various possible ways of doing and thinking, we aim to raise value to alternative attitudes towards knowledge production systems.

In order to navigate the constellation of the works present in this exhibition, we have mapped three categories (Territory, Familiarity and Making) that group various of the theses, which provide us with a framework to observe and recognise potential decolonial forces latent in these works.

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherAalto University
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2023
MoE publication typeF2 Partial implementation of a work of art or performance
EventIntento - A Decolonial Attempt - Väre Lobby, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
Duration: 18 Oct 20231 Nov 2023

Field of art

  • Design


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