“Resetting” Extraction and Ableist, Colonial Pandemic Manifestations


  • Barokka UAL


Ableism, disability, Art, pandemic


To understand extraction capital as what undergirds so much of the “global” in arts industries, and to understand this extraction as the ground on which ableism and colonialism (which continue apace and are interwoven) are built on, is to understand that “resetting the global” in light of COVID-19 is somewhat of a false moniker. And that the so-called “bugs” to overcome during this pandemic (genuinely no pun intended) form the basis of the system itself.

Author Biography

Barokka, UAL

writer, artist, and translator


'Belly Mujinga’s death: Searching for the truth’ by Rianna Croxford (13.11.2020), BBC Panorama, https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-54435703.

Tuck, E. and Yang, K. W. (2012). Decolonization is not a metaphor, Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, Vol. 1.1, pp. 1-40.




How to Cite

Barokka, K. (2020) “‘Resetting’ Extraction and Ableist, Colonial Pandemic Manifestations”, Indian Journal of Critical Disability Studies. Delhi, India, 1(1), pp. 68–70. vailable at: https://jcdsi.org/index.php/injcds/article/view/37 (ccessed: 11 August 2022).