General Info: Lectures and Seminars

We are happy to announce a variety of brilliant speakers and artists that will present at the GAPS SUMMER SCHOOL. Some of the questions that will be discussed are:

  • How is race, class, sexuality, religion, etc performed within the postcolonial context?
  • How do postcolonialisms relate to diaspora, migration, hybridity?
  • What is understood by the term postcolonial (historically, geopolitically, economically, etc)?
  • What impact does gender/sexuality have on postcolonialisms?
  • Considering arts, literature, sports, and food are profitable portions of the capitalist production, what impact does that have on their marketing, management, and consumption worldwide?
  • How is postcoloniality performed with the arts, sports, media, business, etc?
  • How do locations impact postcolonialisms? What are differences between: urban/rural environments, local/global, west/east in a postcolonial context?
  • How do identities impact work, creation, economics cross-culturally?
  • Given the internet and social media, how have these platforms changed the production and exhibition of arts, literature, music, sports, and cooking?

In the following weeks, we will update the schedule and the details about each part of the program. 


UPDATE: Capoeira Workshop

As active part of the programme, there will be a Capoeira Workshop by Abraçaê-Capoeira Frankfurt. The participants will be given an insight in a Brazilian- Angolan martial art that combines elements of dance with acrobatics and music. Forró, a brasilian couple dance, will be introduced to the participants as well.

Call For Papers

We are happy to publish the 2017 Call for Papers for the GAPS Summer School.

‘Performing Postcolonialisms’ focuses on contemporary art, sports,food, political and online demonstrations, inventions, and identities of postcolonial people. Our interest is to open a discourse on the multi-directional influence that colonialism and imperialism has had on the world and what it means to perform postcolonialisms in one’s home country, abroad, in transit, in art scenes, in politics, at dinner, in the street, and on the field. Postcolonial performance can be everything from cooking a traditional Caribbean meal in London, to India and New Zealand’s national cricket teams playing against each other, to a English-writing Nigerian slam poet. The voices of those who have been affected by colonialization and imperialism do not just speak of need, but also speak of art, sports, identity, and creation.This Summer School hopes to engage students, artists, and academics in a discourse about the creation and performance of postcolonialisms impacting the world.

We are looking for papers, art, performances and any other kind of representation of “Performing Postcolonialism”. For further information, please contact