Darbouze, BSc, MSc Kim

Kim Darbouze is a psycho-social researcher and counsellor. Her work focuses on the body as method of historic memory in the present, embodied narratives and the bodies as a means of queering borders and affirming them. Kim’s works ties in the psychological (trauma/memory), sociological, anthropological, economic, geopolitical, technological, policies, and histories through the foundational elements of colonialism. Kim’s methodology focuses on suturing the historic erasures as a means activating memories, tracking patterns/strategies of oppression that persist in the present realties. Colonialism unmask these erasures which are reduced via the fragmentation of historic erase, and ‘post’ illusions that conceal neocolonial realities.

This method removes obscured and erased narratives by suturing together the varied pieces of the social puzzle often seen as disjunctive. These disjunctive links and erasures of the past in the present are made visible through Kim’s analysis of the geopolitical, ecological, psychological, social, technological, material and economic disparities. Kim threads through the fragmented forms of knowledge in order to suture connections, unities, and inclusive knowledge that is unhinged from the colonial illusions that persist. Kim weaves through various methods of inclusive learning via discourse, dance, and visual textile design. The visual design fosters creation, re-learning and unlearning narratives, skills, and knowledge that were surpressed by the hegemonic colonial violence.

Related Research Project(s)

Re/Presenting Europe: Popular representations of diversity and belonging