A Canadian university is embarking on a project to fundamentally alter physics as a science by “decolonizing light.”
A group of researchers across disciplines from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, is working on the project, which seeks to change the way the science of physics is perceived as an academic discipline, according to a report from The College Fix. The project took aim at light specifically because it is ubiquitous across cultures and used in a number of scientific fields.
“The Decolonizing Light project explores ways and approaches to decolonize science, such as revitalizing and restoring Indigenous knowledges, and capacity building,” the website for the project states. “The project aims to developing a culture of critical reflection and investigation of the relation of science and colonialism.”