It is very delicate to talk about Africa, when we know how much some people, out of ignorance and indecency, evoke this continent with multiple facets of extreme complexity; from Algeria to Cape Town, from Sudan to the depths of the equatorial forest, just to pretend to consider it as a country.
Following the research Yaounde Cameroon during the Burden of memory cultural week. Veronique Mensah and Nyasha Joshua Kuchekana-Chirau manage to create a network of Cameroonian artists that were willing and able to performatively fill the gaps of Germany’s colonial heritage in both Namibia and Cameroon, the has referred to by as “Occupying the co-narrative”.
As Bones Risings second Research and Preparation workshop. Veronique and Nyasha managed conduct a de-colonial story telling workshop with Artist the had come to Namibia for ritualist performance protest on the Nama-Herero Genocide
Workshop Facilitated by Veronique B. Mensah at the National Theatre Namibia
In this third and last research and preparation workshop Veronique only made use of 2 Techniques because of the time given.
“We are here to engage kinesthetic responses, There is no right nor wrong, there is only Limited Time” – Veronique B Mensah
The work shop started with a slideshow is playing with images while participants are welcomed into the venue. This was. Followed by a Warm- Up session where Veronique introduces games she devised with Born a Star Academy, After playing this games every participant introduces themselves with a super hero name. Participants get a Brief Introduction and background on Veronique Mensah and an overview of how she uses Applied Theatre Techniques in her work. Pictures and Videos will be shared with Participants along side a question and answer segment.
As a child growing up in Mariental, we did not have recreational centres where young minds could meet and engage in cultural activities outside the school premises. The only source of entertainment that was available was the television and my grandmother and great-grandmother’s stories about Growing up in then German- South West Africa, The Arrival of Different Catholic Missionaries and the impact it had on life as they knew it along with Folktales and different life lessons always transferred to me through stories (etc).
The Linden-Museum and Württemberg in the colonial period A workshop exhibition 16 March 2021 until 8 May 2022
What does the Linden-Museum have to do with German colonialism? Which Württemberg protagonists were involved in colonialism? And how present was colonialism in the everyday world of Württemberg? These are the questions that a workshop exhibition on Württemberg colonial history, which can be seen from 26 November 2020 to 8 May 2022 at the Linden-Museum Stuttgart, aims to answer.
There is a borough called »African Quarter« in Berlin.
Here, a large number of streets have names are related to the German colonization in Africa. These names are now criticized as discriminatory remnants of colonialism and are part of a larger public discourse in Berlin and Germany.
An article in »The Guardian« from April 2017 gives profound information about this context.