glokal e.V. works(s) on the following projects, in the framework of which we research, educate ourselves and others, publish, etc.

sprache.macht.bilder – dekoloniale, feministische Öffentlichkeitsarbeit zu globaler (Un-)gerechtigkeit (2022)
Qualification series for active people in development policy organizations or initiatives as well as for all those who work on issues of global (in)justice and want to make their public relations sensitive to discrimination. [more …]

Local Global History: Understanding the Past, Shaping the Future (2020-2022)
In the project, we would like to address the global interconnections of history and the present. The main measure of the project is the development of a digital map in Berlin and four other cities in cooperation with local groups. This map shows through min. 15 entries per city highlights local-global connections and thus promotes the perception of international ties through shared global history. Components of the project Project are educational measures and the further development of existing global history materials such as the eLearning tool connecting the dots: “History(s) of oppression and resistance”. [more …]

ClimateDeSol-Climate decolonial and solidarity (2020-2022)
The German climate movement – as we have known it for many years, but also new movements like the fridays for future – have positioned themselves as a white-German movement, in which white debates and interpretive sovereignties dominate, which remain “among themselves” and do not allow BPOC struggles and diasporic perspectives and their representatives hide. However, not only BPoC, diasporic groups and their realities are left out, but (again) only part of the story is told. Climate decolonial and solidarity (KlimaDeSol) is the name of the new project of glokal e.V., which started this year 2020. Our goal is to give impulses to the Berlin climate movement for a democratic, decolonial and solidary movement for climate justice. [more …]

Zeitstrahl Antisemitismus (2021-2022)
glokal links educational work critical of racism and critical of anti-Semitism: In our new project we expand the portfolio of our Zeitstrahl method and the eLearning tool connecting the dots. [more …]

OPAT (2018-4/2020)
The project ‘OPAT – Welcome without Paternalism’ is already conducting the second qualification series for people with refugee experience. They are trained as trainers for racism sensitization and empowerment. The project also includes awareness-raising workshops for those shaping the welcome culture from the majority society as well as empowerment workshops for people with a history of flight and experience of racism. Individual consultations for initiatives and organizations working with refugees are also offered. [more …]

connecting the dots (2018-2019)
The historical-postcolonial exhibition project ‘connecting the dots’ deals with present and history(s) in a global and German context, especially from resistant, racialized and marginalized perspectives. The exhibition builds on the ‘Linked Stories’ project and the resulting eLearning tool. From a historical-postcolonial perspective, it combines the themes of colonialism, racism in Germany, people and nature, work, capitalism, democracy and domination, culture, migration and flight, gender and sexuality, and development. The traveling exhibition can be booked from 2019. [more …]

Postcolonial Perspectives on Development Cooperation (2013-2017).
glokal repeatedly carried out projects on postcolonial perspectives. The projects created offers for employees of development non-governmental organizations to analyze and change their own work from a postcolonial perspective. Open day and in-house workshops, process facilitation, and consultations created both short- and medium-term opportunities for engagement.

The projects resulted in, among other things, the online material platform “mangoes & bullets. Materialien für rassismus- und herrschaftskritisches Denken und Handeln” (Materials for thinking and acting critical of racism and domination ) on which we have been providing methods, background texts, films and videos, activism and art since 2015, as well as the publication ” Das Märchen von der Augenhöhe. Power and Solidarity in North-South Partnerships” (2016).

Linked story(s) (2016-2017)
In 2016 and 2017, the project dealt with historical learning from a postcolonial perspective. It included method development, continuing education, the development of an eLearning tool, and a publication. For the eLearning tool, more than 160 quotes from the last 500 years were researched, interpretation aids and historical contextualizations were designed and inserted into the digital mask created by glokal. The publication offers background texts on the ten topics of the eLearning tool from capitalism to colonialism as well as texts for practical pedagogical work with our timeline method.

The measures aimed to fill knowledge gaps regarding historical-postcolonial topics, as well as to further develop the pedagogical basis for historical-postcolonial learning. The eLearning tool ‘connecting the dots’ was awarded as an outstanding example of global learning and education for sustainable development at the education congress WeltWeitWissen 2018. In our follow-up project ‘connecting the dots’ we build on the results of ‘Linked stories’ and develop a traveling exhibition.

Decolonial imagery (2016)
The project addressed the long-criticized problem of racist portrayals in development public relations, especially in fundraising. The project was carried out by glokal in cooperation with the ‘Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland’(ISD-Bund e.V.). We tried to think about and establish new visual languages as a counter-design to the current image politics. Such were discussed and tried out together at creative workshops. In response, several artists designed developmental posters that did not reproduce racism. Following the workshop, these were presented on billboards in Berlin’s public spaces. They can also be seen in the publication “Die Spitze des Eisbergs” (The tip of the iceberg), which again bundles the project issues, presents existing voices in the critical discussion about development policy and summarizes the project levels.