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BE.BOP 2016 Panel IV: Enslavement, Genocide and the Coloniality of Memory


InfoFestival Ticket: 25 € / 15 € / Day Ticket: 10 € / 6 € / Single Event: 6 € / 4 €


In German (and more generally in European) schools, topics such as global entanglements, colonialism, transnational enslavement trade and slave labor in plantations are rarely taught. While the French Revolution is a major focus in the German classroom, students learn nothing about the Haitian Revolution, started and won by Maroon leaders, despite its close connections to the developments in France. Similarly, Africa and the African diaspora take no part in most curricula. Even when they do, the perspective and stories of resistance of the enslaved are largely omitted; an amnesia that is not helping to deal with current issues in Europe, as immigration, refugees and 'terrorists' attacks and the consequent induced and manipulated fear of the population are at the forefront of hegemonic narratives.

With: Manuela Boatca + Artwell Cain + Ovidiu Tichindeleanu + Patrice Naiambana

Moderated by Walter Mignolo

Produced by Art Labour Archives for Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz and curated by Alanna Lockward, BE.BOP 2016. BLACK EUROPE BODY POLITICS. CALL & RESPONSE. will take place from 1 to 3 June in Berlin at Volksbühne am Rosa Luxemburg Platz, sponsored by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung – bpb) and organised in cooperation with AfricAvenir International e.V.

Also taking place in Copenhagen from June 5-7 sponsored by the Danish Arts Foundation, this festival is organized by Art Labour Archives, a decolonial transdisciplinary and indisciplinary curatorial initiative based in Berlin. Since 2012, BE.BOP has had an international impact through presentations in major cities across three continents.

In English with simultaneous translation into German and Spanish.
Festival Ticket 25 € / 15 €  Reduced
Day Ticket: 10 € / 6 € Reduced
Single Event: 6 € / 4 € Reduced

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