Esplanade Presents

Theatre | Talk

A dialogue of aesthetics Otherwise by Juan-Camilo Riaño-Rodriguez


22 Jun 2024, Sat, 7.30pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Annexe Studio

Free, registration is required
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Understanding culture as a site of resistance, imagination and emergence, Juan-Camilo Riaño-Rodriguez is engaging with theatre makers and cultural producers to discuss their practices of storytelling, the imagined futures and knowledges they build through theatre practice, and the process of creating self-determined spaces and praxis.


Recognising decoloniality is not monolithic and embraces pluralism, this process will seek to conceptualise one way in which “decolonial aesthetics” might be emerging and manifesting in Singapore, informed by its historical, cultural, and epistemological specificity.


This public programme is an invitation to come together for a dinner and collective discussion around the ways we might resist, challenge, and dream through our creative practice. This dinner has been imagined in collaboration with Teater Ekamatra.


Please note that your free ticket includes dinner. The food served will be halal certified and vegetarian.We would appreciate if you can let us know if you will no longer be attending so we can offer your spot to another person.

Admission Age:
6 and above.
Language: English
Things to Note:
Accessibility Advisory: We provide a range of access services and relaxed performances for patrons with access needs. For wheelchair-accessible seats, please call Esplanade Customer Experience at 6828 8377 for assistance. Concessions for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and up to one accompanying companion are available. | View our accessibility guide
Artist Information

Juan-Camilo Riaño-Rodriguez

Juan-Camilo Riaño-Rodriguez is a PhD candidate and early career scholar born in Colombia and living in Naarm, Melbourne, Australia. His interests are in critical community psychology and its intersections with performance arts, community arts and decolonial aesthetics. Grounded in theories of liberation psychology and decolonial thinking, his research delves into art-based methodologies and psycho-social accompaniment. Through collaborative research with young artists at Western Edge in Naarm, he is currently exploring the intersection of critical community psychology and cultural development, specifically the role art practice has in dismantling the psycho-social vestiges of coloniality and opening pathways to other praxis, epistemologies and ontologies. Riaño-Rodriguez is part of the Community Identity and Displacement Research network (CIDRN).

Date & Time

22 Jun 2024, Sat


Esplanade Annexe Studio

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