Featuring the actress and illustrator Rita Carelli, writer Maria Elisa Cevasco and sociologist Walter Mignolo (via Skype), the third session of Southern Observatory revolved around the notion of “Geopolitics of Knowledge.” Borrowing the term from the discussions of the collective Modernidade/Colonialidade (M/C, Modernity/Coloniality), founded in the late 1990s by a group of Latin American intellectuals, the meeting set out to comprehend the nature of the historical and political struggles which naturalized knowledge conceals. Can the West’s approach to science and knowledge coexist horizontally with different understandings of the world? How can one build a dialogue with agents and interlocutors that are not legitimized by formal institutions? And how can one erode the walls and institutional structures that contain our thinking? These questions, which have shaped previous Observatory debates, provided the starting point for the group to articulate the perspectives put forth by the guests’ practical and theoretical productions. Southern Observatory is a study and debate platform that is part of the 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil | Southern Panoramas and the Goethe-Institut’s Southern Episodes project. The Observatory will featured four meetings at the Goethe’s São Paulo headquarters and Sesc Pompeia, focusing on thematic sections from the written anthology released in October 2015, as part of the 19th Festival publications, and providing input for the event’s Public Programs Seminar. The Seminars project, the publication, and the meetings were organized and curated by Sabrina Moura. Moura also played host to the Observatory meetings, with collaboration from different guest artists and researchers in each session, plus four researchers selected through an open call — Alex Flynn, Cristina Bonfiglioli, Marina Guzzo and Nathalia Lavigne — and members of the Goethe-Institut, Sesc São Paulo, and Videobrasil teams — Katharina von Ruckteschell-Katte, Patrícia Quilici, Alcimar Frazão, and Ruy Luduvice.