ABCs of KMDecolonising KM

Decolonising knowledge by empowering the margins

This article is part of a series of articles on decolonising KM.

In the above episode of The Know Show Podcast, Dr Romina Istratii explores important aspects of the decolonisation of knowledge, including the historical dominance of western science, English language, and Anglophone publishing standards in academic knowledge production. The podcast is also available on Apple Music and Spotify.

Dr Romina Istratii is the co-founder of Decolonial Subversions, a radically innovative multilingual, open access, peer-reviewed platform for the expression of historically silenced knowledge systems. You can keep up to date with the work of Decolonial Subversions by following @_decolonise on Twitter.

The Know Show Podcast is helping to make academic research accessible to everyone by changing the way academic research is shared. Podcast guests are world experts in their fields, and the widest possible range of fields are covered. The podcast discussions highlight how research findings apply to everyday life.

Also published on Medium.

Bruce Boyes

Bruce Boyes ( is editor, lead writer, and a director of the award-winning RealKM Magazine ( and currently also teaches in the University of NSW (UNSW) Foundation Studies program in China. He has expertise and experience in a wide range of areas including knowledge management (KM), environmental management, program and project management, writing and editing, stakeholder engagement, communications, and research. Bruce holds a Master of Environmental Management with Distinction and a Certificate of Technology (Electronics). With a demonstrated ability to identify and implement innovative solutions to social and ecological complexity, Bruce's many career highlights include establishing RealKM Magazine as an award-winning resource for knowledge managers, using agile and knowledge management approaches to oversee the implementation of an award-winning $77.4 million river recovery program in western Sydney on time and under budget, leading a knowledge strategy process for Australia's 56 natural resource management (NRM) regional organisations, pioneering collaborative learning and governance approaches to support communities to sustainably manage landscapes and catchments, and initiating and teaching two new knowledge management subjects at Shanxi University in China.

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