Session 4: Mistaking the Map for the Territory

For this final session, we will be looking at knowledge production within the university and academy as the sight of epistemicide/genocide.

In this week’s conversation we want to bring Sylvia Wynter’s arguments from the various articles and the other readings in combination with all our previous conversations, maps, mapping and law to talk about knowing, learning and unlearning in/from/of a white supremacist, anti-black world.

Please read:

Sylvia Wynter’s On How We Mistook the Map for the Territory, and Reimprisoned Ourselves in Our Unbearable Wrongness of Being of DesĂȘtre: Black Studies Toward the Human Project. The audio recording of this text can be found here.

Jose Tapias’ Border Music: Global Displacement and the Possbilities of Sound