In the late 1970s, Hasan Khater was the first inhabitant of the Jawlan (Golan Heights), a Syrian land occupied by Israel since 1967, to cross the militarised border and travel to Damascus to study fine arts.
In this new curation of living images drawn by the artist Paola Rozo, and marking a collaboration with members of the RACE.ED network, we share narrated visual accounts centering on collective and creative pedagogies, as a set of both existing practices and possibilities.
The academic year was drawing to a close. We were graduate students of global health at the time and some of us were about to embark on international placements with foreign organizations, most of them low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
This cross-posted DSA Development Study Group launch event discussed the retrospects and prospects of decolonising development studies. It was interested in imagining what a decolonial agenda in Development Studies could look like and what interventions are needed in practice.