Weltweiterdenken, e.V., Stuttgart
Postcolonial Potsdam offers an interactive audio guide that tells the story of traces of colonialism in Potsdam. Statues, buildings, paintings or plants point to colonial entanglements when you look closely. The rotary of the Oranges in Sanssouci Park, for example, reveals connections between Prussia and the Netherlands. This friendship symbolizes the beginning of colonial trade. With the help of Dutch friends, Brandenburg established a trading base on the coast of present-day Ghana in 1682. From there they sold Africans to the Caribbean. Few know that Germany was involved in the transatlantic slave trade. The tour can be viewed in situ as a guided tour or remotely by navigating the map (disable location services if viewing remotely).
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