As part of the“connecting the dots” project, glokal designed the traveling exhibition “OurVoices! Resistant alternatives to the development myth“. 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 on locating stories about “development” 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.
Special thanks to our interview partners Adelaida Bravo, Safter Çınar, Gilberte Raymonde Driesen, Israel Kaunatjike, Aki Krishnamurthy, Boniface Mabanza, Paulino Miguel and Yili Rojas.
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. It was funded by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL on behalf of the BMZ and the Landesstelle für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit Berlin.
We have put the videos of the four exhibition stations online:
From November 1 – 28, 2019, the exhibition was held for the first time at the August Bebel Institute in Berlin. OurVoices! can be booked at glokal from January 2020.