The exhibition "zurückGESCHAUT" is the result of a cooperation between the Museum Treptow, Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland (ISD) and Berlin postkolonial. It deals with the colonial history of Treptow-Köpenick. In doing so, it emphasizes  postcolonial continuities of economic dependencies, globally persistent structural racism and repeatedly refers to the importance of resistance. The exhibition works very biographically  and gives the visitors many examples of activists and their concrete actions in the past and today. Martin Quare a Dibobes' commitment is particularly memorable. Born in Cameroon, he was later forced to take part in the first German colonial exhibition in Treptower Park in 1896. He subsequently did an apprenticeship as locksmith and worked with the Berliner Verkehrs-Betriebe, today's BVG. As early as 1919, he demanded in a petition the "independence and equal rights" of the people in and from the German colonies. A commemorative plaque near Schönhauser Allee S-Bahn station and a photograph at Hallesches Tor underground station remind us of his work. "100 Jahre Revlution" has summarized his life: https://100jahrerevolution.berlin/100-orte/dibobe/

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Location and times of the exhibition

Museum Treptow | Sterndamm 102, 12487 Berlin-Johannistal

Mondays and Tuesdays | 10-16 Uhr
Thursdays | 10-18 Uhr
Sundays | 14-18 Uhr.

Language: German, English translation is in the making

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Photos: offensiv'91 e.V.


About the author

Katha koordiniert InteraXion, Willkommensbüro und Wohnraumberatung für Menschen mit Migrations- und Fluchterfahrung in Treptow-Köpenick. Sie begleitet RawafedZusammenfluss von hauptamtlicher Seite. Journalistische Erfahrung konnte sie durch verschiedene Projekte der Jugendpresse und dem Studierendenmagazin UnAufgefordert sammeln. Wenn sie nicht nach neuen Geschichten sucht, tummelt sie sich in Boulderhallen.

Katha coordinates InteraXion, the welcome office for migrants* and refugees in Treptow-Köpenick and accompanies RawafedZusammenfluss through her work. She gained journalistic experience through various youth press projects and the student magazine UnAufgefordert. When she is not looking for new stories, she spends her time in bouldering halls.



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