Colonial Repercussions V: The Case of Namibia

29 November 2019, 2:00 pm

Akademie der Künste (AdK) Back Entrance
Behrenstraße 72, 10117 Berlin

Reparation March, Windhoek, March 2019 © Photo: ECCHR

The issue of (post-)colonial injustice is more present than ever before in German and European legal and cultural policy debates. Still, this development towards addressing the past has not had much impact in the successor states of former colonies.

The symposium's goal is to trace the complex repercussions and interdependencies of German colonization in present-day Namibia and to increase their visibility in Germany. To this end, speakers from the law, politics and the arts will present perspectives on the effects of colonization, a potential constructive approach and exchange with civil society in Germany.

This is the third symposium about the Namibian case organized by ECCHR and the Akademie der Künste Berlin, in a cooperation with the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb). The first discussion in January 2018 in Berlin was followed up by a conference in Windhoek (Namibia) in March 2019 as part of a “Week of Justice.” The issues addressed there now will be mirrored back in Berlin.

Speakers include Ida Hoffmann (the Nama Genocide Technical Committee), the international legal scholar John Nakuta, and the artist Isabel Tueumuna Katjavivi.

Please find the full program here.

A limited number of tickets will be available at the event - first come, first served.


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