Panel Discussion: “Postcolonial Memory Cultures in Flensburg”

Panel discussion

Friday, June 10th 2022, 6 pm
Museumsberg 1, Aula

The city of Flensburg and the region of Schleswig have a colonial history of over a hundred years. This has left many traces until today. Publicly remembered is the successful overseas trade with sugar cane from the Caribbean. What is not remembered are the working and living conditions and resistance on the plantations and their consequences.

How could a remembering of the long relationship to the Caribbean colonies look like from different perspectives? What significance does this remembering have for integrative coexistence in Flensburg?

The Schleswig-Holstein parliament has decided to reappraise the state’s European and German colonial history and to develop a remembrance concept. What can a reappraisal and a remembrance concept look like? The panel discussion “Postcolonial Memory Culture in Flensburg” will provide suggestions. Particular attention will be paid to Flensburg’s dual involvement as a Danish and Prussian port city.

Representatives of state politics, academia and the practice of remembrance will discuss this topic:

Aminata Touré
Member of the State Parliament of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and State Parliament Vice President

Luzie Metzdorf
App Flensburg postkolonial

Lars Harms
Chairman of the SSW parliamentary group in the
Schleswig-Holstein State Parliament

Dr. Felix Axster
Historian, TU Berlin

Prof. Dr. Sybille Bauriedl
Geographer, Europa-University Flensburg

Moderation: Kathrin Fischer, Europa Universität Flensburg.

A collaborative event of Europa-Universität Flensburg and Museumsberg Flensburg.

Admission is free. The discussion will take place in German.