Welcome to the REDEM symposium. A collaboration between the Rethinking Democracy research platform, the South Africa-Sweden University Forum and the Communication for Development MA programme

10.00: Welcome and Introduction

Oscar Hemer and Rebecka Lettevall, Malmö University

10.15 – 11.45: Democracy and Decolonisation

A decolonial humanities and the lived experience of the subaltern in South Africa
Rajendra Chetty, University of the Western Cape

Decolonizing the Curriculum – Multi-languaging, Open Access and Student Production
Ashleigh Harris, Uppsala University
Discussant: Michael Strange, Malmö University

11.45 – 12.15: Housing Justice Activism in Cape Town
Presentation of Production project and exhibition
Natasha Verco, Malmö University


13.15 – 14.45: Precarity and Conviviality in Literature and Film

The Intimate Strangeness of Tongues and Wings: Precarity and Conviviality in Two Southern African Speculative Novels

Cheryl Stobie, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Cape Fear: From Conviviality to Crisis on the Cape Flats in the Films Nommer 37 and The Ellen Pakkies Story

Riaan Oppelt, Stellenbosch University
Discussant: Anders Høg Hansen, Malmö University


15 – 17.30: Conviviality and Creolisation

Prelaunch of forthcoming volume Conviviality at the Crossroads
(Palgrave Macmillan) with a panel discussion with two of the contributing authors.

Fantasy of conviviality: banalities of multicultural settings and what we do (not) notice when we look at them
Magdalena Nowicka, German Centre for Integration and Migration (DeZIM) and Humboldt University, Berlin

Creolisation as a recipe for conviviality
Thomas Hylland Eriksen, University of Oslo
Moderator: Oscar Hemer
Presenter: Maja Povrzanović Frykman

17.30 – 19: Reception


Contact: Oscar Hemer