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Tuesday, 01. March 2022 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Save in my calendar

Discussion series

Release of Forces

Part of the series "Decolonial Dialogues: Towards a New Relational Ethic between Africa and Europe"

The Heinrich Böll Foundation’s Decolonial Dialogues are dedicated to the question of how a new relational ethic between Europe and Africa can be made possible by coming to terms with this history of asymmetrical relations. How can the memories of colonial violence, enslavement, forced labour, dispossession, and destruction become the starting point for shaping a post-colonial future? What is to be done by the former colonial powers in terms of restitution and reparations to symbolically and materially compensate for historical injustices? What forces could the recognition of colonial history release to help foster joint contributions in dealing with global challenges?

The Decolonial Dialogues aim to create new spaces in order to reveal previously underexposed aspects of the public reception of decolonisation, facilitating conversations based on multiperspectivity and polycentrism. With our first event ”Release of forces" we jointly approach current challenges of decolonial transformation and introduce the three thematic areas that will follow in the dialogue series.


Dr. Philmon Ghirmai, State Chair Alliance 90 / The Greens Berlin

Dr. Toni Haastrup, Senior Lecturer International Politics, University of Stirling, Scotland

Dr. Mahret Ifeoma Kupka, art scholar / curator, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt a. M.

Deacon Adelino Massuvira João, social educator, speaker of the continuation committee "Respect and Recognition", Suhl

Moderation: Aisha Camara

Part of the series
Decolonial Dialogues
➽ Online Event
Heinrich Böll Foundation - Headquarters Berlin
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