In the midst of a crowd, a crane removes the statue of a seated man.

In 2015, after months of student protests, the statue of British colonist Cecil Rhodes has been removed from the grounds of the University of Cape Town




Acknowledging the colonial past of countries, identifying the impact of colonialism on former colonies (and on former colonial powers) and reflecting on the structures and inequalities that have emerged: KULTURAUSTAUSCH explores the postcolonial world from a wide range of perspectives.

To what extent is the cultural sector marked by colonialism? What is the state of the debate on museums and archives as well as restitution and monuments? And what do discussions about migration, racism, discrimination and cultural appropriation have to do with our colonial heritage? You will find a whole range of international opinions on these and other questions here.

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