About the Program: ARTBAT Fest kicks off its activities with the launch of an educational component titled "Decoloniality and Its Understanding." It is implemented with the support of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation's representation in Central Asia.
Over the course of three weeks at Egin Art Space, open lectures will be held by anthropologist Zarina Mukanova (August 19 at 2:00 PM), researcher Galym Zhussipbek (August 23 at 7:30 PM), and sociologist Diana Kudaibergen (August 30 at 7:00 PM, the lecture will be held online).
On August 27 (at 2:30 PM), a public discussion will take place, featuring not only Zarina Mukanova and Galym Zhussipbek but also political scientist Bavna Dave and political activist Bella Orynbetova.
Together with researchers and participants, we will discuss the nature of the Kazakhstani decolonial discourse on both theoretical and practical levels, as well as delve into the issues that fall within and beyond its scope.