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with Josephine Apraku

A schoolroom map entitled "Germany's Colonies" hangs in the War room of the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition. Here, the National Socialist leadership demands the reclaiming of the former German colonial territories. Josephine Apraku, scholar of African studies and expert in anti-discrimination education, joins us to examine this map to better understand what it reveals: What was the image of Africa conveyed to young white Germans of this time? What can we learn about German Colonialism under National Socialism? As part of the discussion, Apraku provides insights into how and where colonialism is remembered in Berlin and draws connections to the present.

Eine Connectorin erklärt die Hintergründe einer Schulwandkarte aus der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus im Raum "Krieg" der BERLIN GLOBAL Ausstellung
Eine Connectorin erklärt die Hintergründe einer Schulwandkarte aus der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus im Raum "Krieg" der BERLIN GLOBAL Ausstellung © Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin, Foto: Anne Preussel

About One Object, Many Questions

Questions from many different angles focused on a specific object from BERLIN GLOBAL. Be it provenance, restoration, location in time and space, tie to Berlin and the world plus a great variety of subjects – there are no limits when it comes to interconnections. The invited professional expert will introduce surprising perspectives with his background knowledge and expertise. He will be able to supply far more information than there is ordinarily room for in an exhibition. The complexity and possibly also contradictoriness of the object and its research are addressed as well. The object will be ‘brought to life’ and unlocked for the public even if they have no prior knowledge.

Josephine Apraku is a scholar of African Studies who has been working as a lecturer at both the Alice Salomon University and Humboldt University in Berlin since 2015. They also write columns for Missy Magazine and Edition F. In the book "Kluft und Liebe" (2022), Apraku writes about social inequalities in love.

Sophie Eliot is a cultural mediator specialising in anti-discrimination and awareness raising work in curatorial practices. Since December 2020, she has been working for the Stadtmuseum Berlin with a focus on outreach.

- 10,00 EUR
- Duration: 60 min
- 12 years and older
- German/English/Simultaneous translation/Sign language

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Humboldt Forum: Berlin Ausstellung, 1. OG