A different guided city walk by the Initiative Rostock Postcolonial
Introduction / contextualisation
In cooperation with the initiative “Rostock Postkolonial”, Soziale Bildung e.V. offers since 2018 a city tour for school classes, volunteer groups, students and interested parties dealing with Rostock’s colonial past and postcolonial present. Therein, we refer to Germany’s role during the period of colonialization. Africa is mentioned as “a continent without own history” in the school syllabus for the subject history in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. But is this accurate?
Postcolonial initiatives exist in more cities all over Germany as well. The initiatives in Berlin, Hamburg or Freiburg are especially well known.
With this walk we want to build awareness for different perspectives and draw attention to linkages between the colonial past and the present. We want to make the serious scope comprehensible, which evolved during the colonial era and which still persists through manifested structures of power. How did and does for example racism as part of colonial thinking continue to have an impact on our society? And what have cacao and memorials in common?
|Target audience||Adolescents and young adults 12 years and older as well as other interested parties|
|Group size||6 to 20 participants|
|Duration||2 to 3 hours|
|Costs||Regular 20 €; individual solutions, such as donations possible|
|Booking||6 weeks before the desired date|
|Location||City centre of Rostock|
|Meeting place||Neuer Markt, in front of the post office|
|Docents||Two qualified young adults of the intiative Rostock Postkolonial|