Decolonial Guided Tour
Collectif Mémoire Coloniale et Lutte contre les Discriminations (CMCLD)
23 and 24.09.23 | 14h
Place: Public space
Far from being neutral, Belgian public space is one of the tools used at the CMCLD (Colonial Memory and Fight against Discrimination Collective) to achieve our objectives. Colonial propaganda can be seen in street names, buildings, monuments, and commemorative plaques all over Belgium. This public space allows us first to reconstruct the history of Belgian colonisation.
Pointing the finger before the deconstruction of colonial propaganda is still very much present in the collective unconscious and the overall aim of our practice is to encourage participants to understand and question our society and the relationships of domination that exist within.
These guided tours become lenses which permit the reading and thus interpretation of the past to understand the present and aid in the construction of the future of our society.