Rolando Vázquez [MX]

[Cancelled] Authenticity, Decoloniality, and the End of the Contemporary


Due to the cancellation of Faustin Linyekula's performance, this 7 PM talk won't take place.

Sociologist Rolando Vázquez explores how the contemporary search for authenticity connects to the impoverishment of experience in modernity. Decolonial thought understands modernity as the expression of the western model of civilization, as the loss of human experience and the loss of meaningful relationships with memory, matter, language, and earth. Modernity has led to a separation of the human from its deep temporal relations, reducing the pace of experience to the time of the now.