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World Trade in the Postcolonial Era

In conjunction to the screening of artist Kimsooja’s work Bottari Alfa Beach a symposium addressing trade in the postcolonial era was held. 

Can postcolonialism teach us something about the human experience and the economic activities in today’s global society?

During the spring of 2013 SSE initiated a collaboration with Magasin 3 in order to bring in new impulses into the academic environment. The art works did, among other things, incite issues around representation, colonialism and international trade and thus the question posed during this symposium was: Can postcolonialism teach us something about the human experience and the economic activities in today’s global society?

The symposium was introduced by Lars Strannegård, President at SSE and Nina Øverli, curator Magasin 3 and head of the screening-program at SSE. Followed by two talks on the subject of world trade and colonialism by Örjan Sjöberg, Professor in Economic Geography at Stockholm School of Economics and postcolonialism and representativity by literature critic and author Moa Matthis. The symposium was concluded with a discussion and reflection held by Lin Leopold, Dean of MBA-Program and Associate Professor specializing in Corporate Responsibility. 

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