This paper poses a question in terms of the political imagination and its regulation by capitalist realism. What is the relation between the university, ideological reproduction and the political imagination? What can we claim in the name of a commons? 

Focusing on music studies, this colloquium provides a discussion platform that includes musicians, music educators, academics and other stakeholders, engaging with a wide variety of topics that resonate with the broader theme ‘Decolonising Music Studies’.