African Futures -
together on the way
“African Futures – Together on the Way” makes the various topics of the African Diaspora and the diverse Black perspectives in Cologne accessible to all citizens of the city in a public program.
The program provides the framework for diversity of perspective and critical and respectful interaction. Actors from Cologne’s Afro-diasporic communities make their wide-ranging commitment visible. Exhibitions, discussions and workshops reveal a complex, multi-layered and creative picture of modern Africa and its diaspora. Topics range from African start-ups, discourse around (post)-colonial heritage, to empowerment and consulting work.
The view of Africa and black people in Germany is overshadowed by a colonial past that is still largely suppressed and continues to have a political impact today. “African Futures – Together on the Way” explores the question of what this shared history means for living together in Cologne today and creates space for discourse and encounter.