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Mister Achmed of Glienicke

As we read about the painting of Achmed hanging in Glienicke Palace in SchwarzRund’s novel Biskaya, we decided to go and see it. In July 2018, we then went on a Postcolonial Potsdam team excursion to the Palace. The Glienicke … Weiterlesen

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Höchststrafe für Patrick Lemoine

I have repeatedly been amazed by the daring intelligence of Rowan Atkinson’s sketch “Drunk English in an Indian Restaurant.” Youtube comments below the most popular of several video uploads show that while some view his performing as an Indian waiter … Weiterlesen

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„I wish for an Achmed Street in Potsdam“

An Interview with SchwarzRund Who are you? I am SchwarzRund. By now, it has become my official pen name. First it was the name of my blog, but now I publish everything, artistic or academic, under that name. I am … Weiterlesen

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Soot Petes or the last straw of the white man

Last weekend, the second weekend of December 2016, Potsdam celebrated once again the arrival of the Dutch Sinterklaas and his companions, the Black Petes. The city likes to distinguish itself because of its internationality and supposed worldliness. Potsdam has a … Weiterlesen

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Dada Afrika in Berlin: Dialogue comes with a price that exhibitions are rarely eager to pay

W: Ich bin die hier-sprichst-du Wand, der du nach dem Besuch der Ausstellung begegnest B: Ok W: Hier sprichst du… B1: Addet mich auf Snapchat B2: DADADADadadadDADADdadada W: Was ist das Fremde? B3: Good question which would have been interesting … Weiterlesen

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Schädel X: The echoes of German colonial history in a skull

In May 2016, the Sophiensaele in Berlin hosted the lecture performance Schädel X (Skull X), a Flinn Works production. Thanks to an impressive research effort to pursue a historical revision of German colonialism and a report by Gerhard Ziegenfuß, the … Weiterlesen

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Colonial Legacy – Zwarte Piet in Potsdam

In December 2015, T-Werk in Potsdam hosted a panel discussion which set out to provide background information on the connection between racism and the German and Dutch use of the tradition of blackface. This event was a reaction to the … Weiterlesen

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