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In Engl.: To remember is to change

Welcome to the city walk of Göttingen postcolonial

If you are interested in how colonialism is still visible and actively affecting todays city society, then you have come to the right place. At different stations you will find traces of colonialism, which continue to be responsible for structural racism in Göttingen and worldwide.

Traces of colonialism and its effects today are usually not to be found at first glance in the cityscape. However, for a racism-critical approach to history, it is central to point out these traces of colonial power. Therefore, we would like to invite you to (re)discover Göttingen through a “post- and decolonial lens”.

The places that are to be visited in Göttingen within this tour represent only parts of the subject: they are starting points for a deeper examination of colonialism, which manifests itself in particular in relations of domination and structures. For this reason, the tour is intended in particular to encourage visitors to engage with the colonial impact on (German) society. At best, it will inspire criticism and intervention regarding colonial continuities. 

A trigger warning: racism is reproduced in some parts of the tour for pedagogical reasons. We have tried to do this only when it was not possible to convey the topic in any other way. 

This tour was designed and created by a group of committed people from the Göttingen postcolonial network. 

The coordination was done within the framework of the One World Promoters position of the Development Information Center in Göttingen (EPIZ).

We hope you are getting some interesting insights while exploring! 

Anna Weßling, Charlotte Becker, Chris Herrwig, Johanna Strunge, Moritz Baumeister others involved