On memory and post-truth: through the family album

Marta Pinto Machado

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Facing an idea of post-truth — “post” as meaning to be beyond something, that signifies spatial distance, to go beyond the unrepresentable — and taking family history as a starting point, this article intends to understand and pluralize the Eurocentric regime of truth over non-Western narratives during the colonial period. Through the only existing photography of my Portuguese colonial priest and great-grandfather, it is meant to rethink and reformulate the problem of the western modern though and its application as a global model to understand memory, history and truth over the non-Western knowledge as two co-producers and complementing models of modernity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-40
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Science and Technology of the Arts
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2022


  • Colonialism
  • History
  • Memory
  • Regime of truth
  • Representation


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