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On ecology – an (afro)feminist and decolonial approach

Let’s have a conversation about the urgency to deconstruct our current approach to climate change and ecological justice! w/ Malcom Ferdinand and Philsan Osman

Black History Month Belgium & & Pépite Blues invite Malcom Ferdinand and Philsan Osman to present their respective books A Decolonial Ecology: Thinking from the Caribbean World (2022) and Voor Wie Willen We Zorgen? Ecofeminisme Als Inspiratiebron (2021).

in English

moderator: activist and artist Ruth-Grâce Paluku-Atoka


Philsan Osman (she/her) is from Somalia. She is a writer, activist and community builder and studies African Languages and Cultures at Ghent University. She co-authored the book ‘Voor wie willen we zorgen? Ecofeminisme als inspiratiebron’, is an event and production manager for Black History Month Belgium’s Ghent team and is an editor and writer for the online feminist magazine Spijker Magazine.

Born and raised in Martinique, Malcom Ferdinand is a civil and environmental engineer from University College London and a doctor in political philosophy from Université Paris Diderot. He is currently a researcher in the fields of political ecology and environmental humanities at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and based at the University Paris Dauphine-PSL. He is the author of Une écologie décoloniale (2019), of which an English translation was just released under the title A Decolonial Ecology: Thinking from the Caribbean World (Polity Books, 2022).

Ruth-Grâce Paluku-Atoka is a queer, non-binary, congolese activist. They are part of the climate justice camp. Their work is centered around anti-capitalism, anti-racism, feminism, ecology and queer and trans identities. They’re also an artist, writer, and poet.

Followed by ‘salt: dispersed’, the film adaptation of the award-winning performance about grief, Black identity and colonialism by Selina Thompson (free) find out more >>