Studium Generale – Decolonising science with Indigenous Knowledge


What can Indigenous communities teach us about sustainability? With environmental philosopher Dr Carolina Sanchez (UU).

Western science has a long history of discrediting traditional knowledge of Indigenous communities as non-scientific. Science has even been used to justify the violence committed against them, and the exploitation of their land and resources that continues until today.Now, Indigenous peoples are slowly being recognized as indispensable allies in fighting biodiversity loss and climate change. Still, science has a long way to go in taking Indigenous Knowledge seriously. What can we do to restore the power balance between Western scientists and Indigenous communities? How can we make science more inclusive? And what can we learn from Indigenous communities about sustainability? With ecological philosopher Dr Carolina Sanchez, amongst others.

In collaboration with faculty of Social and Behavourial Sciences, Science and Humanities.

Dinner in the Faculty Club

Would you like to dine in the Faculty Club ahead of the event? Doors open from 18:00 hrs, dinner starts at 18:30 hrs. Costs €25,50 (students €19,50). Reserve a seat at the table using the registration form.

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Academiegebouw, Aula (event) and Huiskamer (dinner)
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No registration is needed. But seats are limited and first come, first served.

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