A collective study lab


PhD candidate in Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield

Photo credit: Jesse George

Aïcha Diallo is an interdisciplinary researcher, educator, curator, and editor, drawing on urban epistemics, spatial justice, embodied pedagogies, aesthetics, digital media, and postcolonial critique. She holds a B.A. in European Studies from Queen Mary University of London and an M.A. in Intercultural Education from Freie Universität Berlin. She is currently a PhD candidate in Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield (Emerging Urban Inequalities). Her doctoral research project examines how epistemological erasures and voids as well as the notions of Blackness and race are intertwined with repair and creative infrastructures in the urban spaces of Berlin and Dakar. 

In her work and research, Aïcha is interested in how processes of knowledge production are attached to questions and relations of power, (in)equality, space, collective trauma, and repair.

Selected publications

Diallo A. and Castro Varela M.. 2023. “Die Gespenster der Vergangenheit: Trauma, Kunst und Postkolonialität – ein Gespräch.” In: Castro Varela, M. and Haghighat L.. Double Bind Postkolonial – Kritische Perspektiven auf Kunst und Kulturelle Bildung. transcript, Bielefeld.

Diallo, A.. 2023. “Decolonial Aesthetics/Aesthetis has Become a Connector across Continents – a Conversation of Contemporary And (C&) with Walter Mignolo.” In: Michaela Ott & Babacar Mbaye Diop (eds.), Decolonial Aesthetics I: Tangled Humanism in the Afro-European Context. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

 Diallo, A., Niemann A., Shabafrouz M. (eds.). 2021. Untie to Tie – Colonial Fragments in School Contexts – Koloniale Fragmente im Schulkontext – Fragments coloniaux dans le contexte de l’école. Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung, Bonn.