Part of a special issue on Creative Community Activism in Global Contexts in the journal Studies on Home and Community Science, this peer-reviewed article explores how we’re experimenting in producing and exchanging postcards in the GlobalGRACE project as part of our ongoing attempts to subvert traditional anthropological and colonial perspectives. I argue that critical reflection on the tensions and challenges that arise from transnational collaborative experiments are both productive and necessary in informing further and new decolonising engagements with a seemingly mundane object that has played an essential role in historical colonial projects.
Informed by my work with Nirmal Puwar and Suzanne Clisby, I’m proud to be in great company in this issue, and to be publishing in a journal housed outside of the global north, which feels particularly important given the content of my article.
Full citation: McGuirk, Siobhan (2020) “Rewriting Postcards: Experiments in Collaborative Transnational Curation” Studies on Home and Community Science, 14(1-2): 19-33. DOI: 10.31901/24566780.2020/14.1-2.345