Friday 16 June 2023
Paulina Trejo Mendez, independent researcher and artist;
Judy Jaffe-Schagen, lecturer/researcher Reinwardt Academy Amsterdam;
Menno Welling and Jappe Groenendijk
Both invited artists/researchers will present their work and discuss politics of knowledge and decolonizing healing, looking into forms of resistance against embodied erasure (epistemicide and feminicide).
Paulina Trejo Méndez is an independent researcher and artist with a PhD in development studies from Erasmus University. Their work focused on the politics of knowledge and decolonizing healing, looking into forms of resistance against embodied erasure (epistemicide and feminicide). They have been teaching at the University of Bonn in Germany. Their art and research projects bring together art, Latin American feminisms, decoloniality, healing, medical gaze, and endometriosis. They collaborated with the self-managed publishing house Cooperativa Editorial Retos bringing together works by rebellious WOC, trans, indigenous, black activists, academics and artists.
Judy Jaffe Schagen is a lecturer in the Master AMHS and as postdoctoral researcher engaged in research on commemoration of the Shoah and the slavery past. She has wide experience in museum and heritage work including the Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam, Victory and Albert Museum, London and Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.