Anti-Periplous: Of Other Ships
“Anti-Periplus: Of Other Ships” is a pilot anti-tour project by dëcoloиıze hellάş (in collaboration with FLOATS Platform – Floating Laboratory of Action and Theory at Sea). It aims to showcase the “unconventional” seas, focusing on ships on strike, ships in solidarity, ships with political role, ships that carry pirates or migrants. It also aims to creatively deconstruct the cartographic representation as a postcolonial technology that inscribes borders and controls the flows and lives at sea.
Some of the questions that guide our inquiries in the Anti-Periplous project are:
- How can we think of the sea as a space for decolonisation?
- What is a decolonial approach to the sea in a Greek context?
- Which means, methods and movements should we prioritise?
- How can we see the sea beyond the colonial-state order of the border, the colonial-capitalist logic of the profit?
- Can we think of refugees, maritime activists, strikers at the port, but also researchers and social movements on land as part of a movement to decolonize the sea?
- How do we map this movement without falling into the trap of the map and its violence of abstraction?