INVITE | Technicisation and (De)colonisation | 29 Sept | 1pm

Thursday, 29 September, 2022 - 13:00

WISER warmly invites you to a discussion on

Technicisation and (De)colonisation

This session discusses a few questions related to the development of new technologies and their circulation around the world. How are technologies translatedin orderto circulate? Who participates in this process and who doesn’t? Can the translation of circulating technologies shape them in a decolonial way? Three case studies will be debated along these lines in some detail: medical drones for Ghana, remittance platforms for Zimbabwe, and mRNA vaccines for low income countries.

Richard Rottenburg, Vinayak Bhardwaj, Georges Eyenga andJohannes Machinya present from their ongoing research before Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh and Caio Simoes De Araujo give their responses. The session ends after a general discussion with the audience. 

Thursday, 29th September 2022


Hybird Event :  WiSER Seminar room and on-line.

This session forms part of a series of discussions WiSER is hosting across the year on the theme of decolonization and the futures of  research in the African humanities and social sciences.