connecting the dots

In the project connecting the dots glokal designed the traveling exhibition “WeVoices! For Resistant Alternatives to the Development Myth.”.

The project is based on the results of the project “Linked Histories” (2016-2017) and the resulting historical-postcolonial eLearning tool. The eLearning tool was awarded as an outstanding example of global learning and education for sustainable development at the WorldWideKnowledge Congress 2018.

From November 1 – 28, 2019, the exhibition took place for the first time at the August Bebel Institute in Berlin, here is the report on the opening event. WirStimmen! can be booked from January 2020.

The aim of the exhibition is to show the interconnectedness of historically grown, postcolonial power and domination relations, as well as to present networks and actors of resistance. Our focus is to locate histories that have been overwritten, silenced, forgotten, or marginalized (for example, anti-colonial resistance). This is illustrated above all by video and audio material from a total of eight interviews with activists from the Global South and North. Based on their biographies, connections are made between different structures of power, domination and exploitation. Their resistant, creative and empowering strategies, as well as other examples of global social movements, encourage visitors to reflect and become active themselves.

In addition to the traveling exhibition, the project measures include an accompanying educational reader and workshops. The project is supported by Engagement Global and the Landesstelle für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit Berlin. In addition, the August-Bebel-Institut and the Bildungswerk der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung support us in individual measures.

Here is an interview on Deutschlandradio Kultur with Tahir Della from glokal e.V. about the project ‘connecting the dots’.

The project was funded by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL on behalf of the BMZ and the Landesstelle für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit Berlin.