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in the City

by Michelle Piergoelam (artist, Rotterdam) and Nick Shepherd (archeologist, Aarhus).

[NB: Deze wandeling is in het Engels.]

The history of the city of The Hague is intimately connected with its colonial past. The current debates about the Dutch history of slavery and the need to decolonize on all levels of both minds and society, are hugely prominent in our public spaces.

How are debates like #BlackLivesMatter or #MeToo influencing our view of the past and our hopes for the future city?

Michelle Piergoelam is an art photographer based in Rotterdam. She creates visual stories based on cultural myths, dreams and memories. Images where cultural traditions, stories and landscapes are intertwined.

Nick Shepherd is an Associate Professor of Archaeology and Heritage Studies based at Aarhus University in Denmark. For most of his career he was based at the University of Cape Town, where he was director of a programme on Public Culture and Heritage in Africa