Aufgeklebter Sticker "Wo kommt eigentlich der Ru[h]m her?" am Flensburger Hafen.

Flensburg’s Colonial History(s) – A Postcolonial City Walk

Between the end of May and the beginning of July, Postcolonial City Walks will take place on six dates in Flensburg’s city center. The initiative will take a critical look with participants at how the colonial era shaped the city as well as the former colonies and which effects are still effective today. How are Flensburg’s trade and maritime connections linked to the exploitation and oppression on the formerly Danish-colonized Caribbean islands of St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John?

The tour takes us through four stops along traces of colonial history that are still present. We will deal with the change in consumption through so-called colonial goods and racism in advertising, as well as its effects. Other aspects are forms of remembrance like monuments, the question what sugar and bricks have to do with all this and some more.

The tours start in front of the Flensburg Maritime Museum (Schiffbrücke 39) and last about two hours and are held in German. Participation is free of charge; the initiative is happy to receive donations, which will be passed on to projects working decolonially.

Registration by mail to flensburgpostkolonial[at]posteo.de is requested.

Dates:

Sun. 05/22 11:00 a.m.

Wed. 06/01 5 p.m.

Fri. 06/03 5 p.m.

Fri. 06/10 5 p.m.

Fri. 06/17 5 p.m.

Wed. 07/01 5 p.m.