Descolonizando la crisis climática

Thu Apr 11 2024 at 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm UTC+02:00

The Institute for Ideas and Imagination | Paris

Institute for Ideas and Imagination
Publisher/HostInstitute for Ideas and Imagination
Descolonizando la crisis clim\u00e1tica
Advertisement
Juan Pablo Gutierrez in conversation with Mohamed Elshahed
About this Event

Mohamed Elshahed speaks to Juan Pablo Gutierrez about Guttierez's advocacy campaigns towards decolonizing the climate crisis by creating a “Movement of Movements” that places indigenous peoples at the heart of this revolutionary struggle.

Known for his commitment to the rights and protection of the territory of his Yukpa community, Juan Pablo Gutierrez is a human rights defender focused on self-determination and rights of indigenous peoples. His concept of activism, which he refers to as “globalization of resistance,” has given rise to a "decolonial internationalism" that brings together other social movements worldwide in pursuit of justice, equity, and the right to a dignified life. His struggle against mining and coal activities in indigenous territories made him a target of the Colombian paramilitary group Aguilas Negras, whose death threats forced Gutierrez into exile in Europe.

About the speakers:

Juan Pablo Gutierrez is a human rights defender focused on indigenous peoples rights, he’s also professor of Decolonial Studies known for his commitment to the rights of his Yukpa community. His struggle to protect the rights and territory of the Yukpa People, as well as his intellectual approaches aimed at deconstructing and criticizing patterns of thinking, cultural norms, and social practices that perpetuate the legacy of colonialism, imperialism, and racism, have been recognized both locally and internationally. He is known for his work in promoting social justice, defending indigenous territories, and fighting against discrimination and colonial oppression. Through his activism, he aims to challenge and dismantle colonial power structures that perpetuate the violence against those historically marginalized. His decolonial approach focuses on liberating thought from Eurocentric, capitalist, and patriarchal epistemological imperialism, as well as the establishment of a pluriversal decolonial internationalism through alliances with social and popular movements around the world in the pursuit of justice and equity, a concept he refers to as the "Globalization of Resistance."

His fight against mining and coal activities in indigenous territories, along with his dedication to the self-determination of indigenous peoples, led to him being targeted as a military objective by the paramilitary group "Aguilas Negras," who made two attempts to K*ll him. Today, Juan Pablo continues his work and advocacy from exile in Europe. He spearheads a campaign aimed at decolonizing the climate crisis, bringing together various social sectors in Europe to create a "Movement of Movements" led by indigenous peoples as the revolutionary force in contemporary history.

Mohamed Elshahed is a writer, curator, and critic of architecture. He is the author of Cairo Since 1900: An Architectural Guide (AUC Press, 2020) and was the curator of Cairo Modern at New York’s Center for Architecture (October 2021–March 2022). He earned a Masters from MIT’s Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture and a PhD from NYU’s Department of Middle Eastern Studies. He is the curator of the British Museum’s Modern Egypt Project and of Modernist Indignation, Egypt’s winning pavilion at the 2018 London Design Biennale. In 2019 Apollo Magazine named him among the 40 influential thinkers and artists in the Middle East. In 2011 he founded Cairobserver, a fluid project with six printed magazines distributed for free to stimulate public debates around issues of architecture, heritage, and urbanism. Mohamed is based in Mexico City.

Advertisement

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Institute for Ideas and Imagination, Columbia Global Centers | Paris, Reid Hall, Paris, France

Tickets

USD 0.00

Sharing is Caring:

More Events in Paris

Pink Party @ Caf\u00e9 OZ Ch\u00e2telet w\/ Charles Rikz
Fri Apr 12 2024 at 11:00 pm Pink Party @ Café OZ Châtelet w/ Charles Rikz

Café Oz Châtelet (18 rue Saint-Denis, Paris)

Teen Spirit \/ Nuit Teenage Rock au Supersonic
Fri Apr 12 2024 at 11:00 pm Teen Spirit / Nuit Teenage Rock au Supersonic

Supersonic

PENTAGON x LA JAVA : Younger Than Me, Slowciety & More
Fri Apr 12 2024 at 11:30 pm PENTAGON x LA JAVA : Younger Than Me, Slowciety & More

La Java

Half Baked 15th Years Of Love: Margaret Dygas, Melody, Yakine
Fri Apr 12 2024 at 11:55 pm Half Baked 15th Years Of Love: Margaret Dygas, Melody, Yakine

5 boulevard Poissonnière, 2e, 75002 Paris, France

Le Bal du 10eme : Tous les Vendredis
Fri Apr 12 2024 at 11:55 pm Le Bal du 10eme : Tous les Vendredis

Les Etoiles

Amsterdam & Festival Tulipes 2024 - NOUVEAU DAY TRIP - 13 avril
Fri Apr 12 2024 at 11:55 pm Amsterdam & Festival Tulipes 2024 - NOUVEAU DAY TRIP - 13 avril

21 Bd Pershing

PUB ROYAL \ud83c\udf19 Le Grand Rex \u00e0 PARIS
Sat Apr 13 2024 at 02:30 am PUB ROYAL 🌙 Le Grand Rex à PARIS

Le Grand Rex Paris

D\u00e9couverte de F\u00e9camp - DAY TRIP - 13 avril
Sat Apr 13 2024 at 08:30 am Découverte de Fécamp - DAY TRIP - 13 avril

21 boulevard Pershing (Porte Maillot)

EXStretch souplesse du dos Paris
Sat Apr 13 2024 at 09:00 am EXStretch souplesse du dos Paris

Centre Momboye

Paris is Happening!

Never miss your favorite happenings again!

Explore Paris Events