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Join humanitarian professional, researcher and activist Carla Vitantonio on a journey exploring how coloniality is being challenged throughout civil society and the NGO sector.  

Season 1 of Living Decoloniality: Practical experiences of decoloniality throughout the aid sector explored how individuals and groups from around the world are tackling the harmful colonial legacy of the aid and humanitarian sectors.   

In Season 2, Carla further explores the notion of decoloniality through three different lenses: knowledge and extractivism, nature, and gender. 

Each episode features insightful interviews with practitioners, activists and consultants who share their stories about working to decolonialise civil society and the NGO sector.  

CHL is proud to support Living Decoloniality.  




Living decoloniality collects stories, attempts, successes and failures of many who, in the aid sector and beyond, are looking for solutions through actions.

Carla Vitantonia, host of Living Decoloniality

Episode 4: Patrick and Suhee

In this episode Carla interviews Patrick and Suhee, artists based in Daejeon, South Korea, who speak about their journey to reconnect with nature, challenging societal norms and embracing ecological respectability.

Discover the essence of their creative studio, City as Nature, and their rebellion against coloniality. Tune in for an inspiring conversation breaking free from conventional norms.

Click here to view the transcript.

Listen to “Season 02, Episode 04: Patrick and Suhee” on Spreaker.


Episode 3: Feminist Hiking Collective

In this episode, Carla addresses one of the implicit narratives of coloniality: the narrative that  separates humans from nature, giving the first power over the second. Carla delve’s into the concept of ‘coloniality of being’ and its impact on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

In an insightful interview with two members of the Feminist Hiking Collective, I explore their research triggers, and learn how they rebel against colonial perspectives, and navigate the intersection of nature, humanity, and decoloniality.

Click here to view the transcript.

Listen to “Living Decoloniality S02 Ep 03: Giulia and Ria” on Spreaker.

Feminist Hiking Collective (FHC) is a feminist non-profit organisation formed in January 2020 and registered in Italy.   Their aim is to contribute to transformative system change through feminist popular education, research and resource co-creation; and to build collective feminist leadership and power through hiking.


Episode 2: Charles 

In this episode of ‘Living Decoloniality,’ Carla engages in a thought-provoking conversation with social justice activist Charles Kojo Vandyck. From challenging colonial mindsets to reshaping narratives in the aid sector, Charles shares his journey and introduces ‘Alternative Convos,’ a podcast aiming to amplify diverse voices in international development.

Join Carla as she delves into the complexities of decolonising minds and practices, redefining leadership, and creating spaces for alternative narratives.

Click here to view the transcript. 

Listen to “Living Decoloniality S02 Ep 02: Charles” on Spreaker.


Episode 1: Carla

In this episode, Carla reflects on the journey of the Living Decoloniality podcast, drawing inspiration from her sabbatical in Florence to the streets of Havana. She recaps the colonial matrix of power framework from Season 1, and introduces the second season and its themes.

Embracing the concept of extrapolation, Carla moves beyond sector boundaries. No longer limited to replicating practices, she explores diverse contexts, seeking inspiration from unconventional sources.

Click here to view the transcript. 

 Listen to “Episode 01: Carla” on Spreaker.


Living Decoloniality is presented in partnership with the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership. The contents are the responsibility of the host, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership.

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