The network

We introduce ourselves

More than just remembering

We are a network of people with a connection to Flensburg. We all deal with the colonial history of Flensburg in different ways, be it in everyday life, politics, art, education or research. We would like to publicly address this history and the associated current forms of racism, discrimination and injustice – visibly, audibly, legibly, tangibly …

It’s about more than just remembering, we are concerned with what coloniality means to us today, how we can raise awareness, conduct educational work, offer resistance to and criticize current forms of living, unlearn racism and learn other, decolonial forms of living together.

Leerstelle 1

Aktion “Leerstelle verankern” der Pilkentafel im Sommer 2019. Foto: privat

Leerstelle 2

Aktion “Leerstelle verankern” der Pilkentafel im Sommer 2019. Foto: privat

Ausstellungsraum 1

Einer der beiden Ausstellungsräume der Sonderausstellung “Rum, Schweiß und Tränen” im Flensburger Schifffahrtsmuseum. Foto: Flensburger Schifffahrtsmuseum

Ausstellungsraum 2

Einer der beiden Ausstellungsräume der Sonderausstellung “Rum, Schweiß und Tränen” im Flensburger Schifffahrtsmuseum. Foto: Flensburger Schifffahrtsmuseum

The emergence of the network​

The installation “Anchoring the Void” by Pilkentafel (Summer 2019) aimed to keep Flensburg’s colonial history and current racisms in public awareness/debate after the special exhibition “Rum, Sweat and Tears” by Imani Tafari-Ama (June 2017 – March 2018). The installation was accompanied by a petition.

The petition was delivered to the city president, but the concern was not taken up afterwards in terms of city politics. Afterwards, various meetings took place and different people came together to work for a (joint) public thematization of postcolonial issues in Flensburg.

Participating

In our cooperation we want to support each other, exchange motivation(s), ideas, activities, opportunities and goals. We also want to share our current plans, coordinate activities and, last but not least, come up with interfaces and joint actions.

For this purpose we currently meet every second month on Mondays. You want to learn more and want to be part of it as an individual, as an institution or with your initiative? Then write to us!

Luisa Ascending 1

Painting from the exhibition “Luisa Ascending” by Felisha Maria Bahadur in the Nikolai church in Flensburg, photo: Eiko Wenzel

Luisa Ascending 2

Painting from the exhibition “Luisa Ascending” by Felisha Maria Bahadur in the Nikolai church in Flensburg, photo: Eiko Wenzel

Members

We are a network of people who are active in various institutions, work areas and initiatives in Flensburg or who are part of the network as individuals.
Some of the members are linked here:

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Individuals