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A different guided city walk by the Initiative Rostock Postcolonial

Introduction / contextualisation

Soziale Bildung e.V. and the Initiative Rostock Postcolonial startet the cooperation in 2018. Since then different concepts concerning postcolonial issues are offered for school class, volunteer group and other interessted persons. In all of germany there are other postcolonial initiatives. Well-known amoung them are those in Berlin, Hamburg or Freiburg. The guided city walk wants to rise awareness of varying aspects on colonial past. Furthermore it wants to draw attention to the interveawing between the colonial past to the present day.

The english version of the page is under construction. Hopefully soon there will be more information 🙂 .

  • For more information write an email to a.pencov@soziale-bildung.org
  • or read below in >The Initiative Rostock Postcolonial<.
target group
adolescents, youth and interested parties (minimum age 12)
group size
6 to maximum 20 participants
period of time
2 till 3 hours
costsregular 20 €; distinct solutions and donations possible
reservation6 weeks ahead of the favoured appointment
locationinner city of Rostock
meeting spot
marketplace/ “Neuer Markt” next to the benches infront of the “Post”
training staff
2 qualified young adults of the Initiative Rostock Postcolonial

 

content

content

techniques

techniques

clues for reservation

clues for reservation

Please sent us an email 6 weeks before you would like to book one of our guided city walks. Therefor we need these information:

  • How many attendees?
  • What is the age of the attendees?
  • Which foreknowledge do they have?
  • Is the guided city walk part of a project day or a field day?

Please note: Especially in winter warm clothes are helpfull.

The Initiative Rostock Postcolonial

The Initiative Rostock Postcolonial

Who are we?

An initiative of people named “Rostock Postkolonial” affiliated with a project of the grassroots association Soziale Bildung e.V. We are a diverse group of human beings, who see themselves as an advocacy group for the topic “Colonialism in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania With a Focus on the City of Rostock.” Since 2017 we researched and reconstructed contents related to postcolonialism. Furthermore we offer city tours focusing on the contents we are dealing with.

Our motivation
We want to be a part of an educational group leading a public discourse, especially in schools, on an important period of German history.
We think that colonialism shouldn’t be only a peripheral topic. The debate on this topic is often missing an actual reference.
Who is benefiting from continued colonial exploitation in many regions of the world just at present? What kind of responsibility do we have ourselves?
Reflecting upon the topic with regard to the concept of ‘critical whiteness’ and from a People of Color perspective are both very exiting

Our objectives
The initiative wants to arouse your interest in educational work with regional context. We want to focus on the roots of racism and to activate the human sense of justice.
The main objective of our initiative is to make the topic of colonialism as attractive as possible for actual communication practices. To achieve this, we are designing and developing an application for a city tour through Rostock.
We want to approach a utopia of a less discriminatory and more diverse society and to open up a dialogue in public areas. The realization of this utopia, in a more or less cohesive group, requires networking with already existing initiatives worldwide.

What we do
We are searching for traces of the colonial rule of Germany, for traces of the impact of a colonial rule of Rostock and through that try to deal with a part of history and commemorate it at the same time
Evidence of the colonial background of places, memorials or institutions isn’t always visible. We want to build an awareness of the integration and linkage of colonial history and our present today. For example: How took racism effect on colonial thinking and how does it today?