ONLINE KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
COMMON WORLDS RESEARCH COLLECTIVE
Panelists: Dr. Affica Taylor, Dr. Mindy Blaise, Dr. Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw
With Moderator: Dr. Kathleen Kummen
We share a commitment to exposing and challenging education’s complicity with modernity’s larger project of colonizing minds, peoples and lands, and to queering its normative and anthropocentric binary premises. But our methods do not end with critique and deconstruction. We also experiment with practical ways of articulating our feminist, more-than-human common world ethics into grounded modes of collaborative learning with the world, not only just about it.
Our ultimate goal is to enhance the possibilities for recuperative and inclusive cohabitation on a damaged planet. About a decade ago, we established the Common Worlds Research Collective to provide a supportive international network for other feminist researchers and educators interested in similar kinds of more-than-human relational pedagogies and methods. The Collective now has 68 members from 12 countries. These days, most members are mobilising these pedagogies and methods as a response to the pressing challenges of anthropogenic global warming and mass species extinctions.