«Decolonization is a process, not a goal: Encounters in the library of the Kunsthalle Basel. Conversations between Niştiman Erdede, Regina Vogel and Erica Foden-Lenahan». In: Art Libraries Journal, vol. 45, no. 4 (2020)

Chance encounters, some several years apart, form the basis of this article between 2 librarians and an artist, all 3 considering the process of decolonizing libraries within the wider context of colonial legacies in the societies in which they were born and in which they now live.

The librarians Regina Vogel and Erica Foden-Lenahan have been friends and colleagues for many years, and their personal conversations over the years have often involved discussions of equality and injustice. The overlap in their professional interests led to this article proposal.

A serendipitous meeting between Vogel and decolonial artist and curator Niştiman Erdede at an event organized by Abendschule Import in co-operation with the famous Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich and later when he visited the Kunsthalle Basel where Vogel is the librarian, changed the original direction of the article, but presented an opportunity for a 3-way discussion of decolonization in the context of a Swiss and a German art library and a refugee artist's experience