25 June 2022 to 11 June 2023
Freiburg and Colonialism: Yesterday? Today!
What does Freiburg, and what do we, have to do with German colonialism? We are still profiting economically, politically and culturally from the structures of oppression and exploitation that were created pre-1919. At that time people from all social classes believed in racial
ideology. A feeling of intellectual and cultural superiority over others, particularly non-Europeans, was widespread. And today? What prejudices and behavioural patterns have been passed down through the generations – either consciously or unconsciously? How are they expressed in our everyday lives? The exhibition reappraises Freiburg’s colonial interrelationships and encourages us to question our own actions.