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africologneDIALOGFORUM @ ECAS 2023 – Recognize, Restitute and Repair

For the first time, the africologneDIALOGFORUM will take place within the framework of the European Conference on African Studies (ECAS), which will be hosted by the Global South Studies Center (GSSC) of the University of Cologne in 2023. Panels and roundtables such as Making and unmaking the imperial museum or Decolonizing Academia will shed light on the need for structural and institutional change in the context of a process of decolonization.

africologneDIALOGFORUM @ ECAS 2023 will examine the nature of the demands for reparations and restitution, the reasons for their current resurgence, the reception given to them in the countries of the North, as well as the conditions required for the implementation of a reparations and restitution agenda beneficial to the countries of the South. For the first time, the africologneDIALOGFORUM will take place within the frame of the ECAS by presenting a panel on the topics of recognition, restitution and reparation. africologneFESTIVAL of African (Performing) Arts presents various theatre productions, film, concerts and discussions from June 1st – 11th, 2023 at different venues in

KEYNOTES Dr. Amzat Boukari-Yabara (Historian, Activist, Author; Benin/France), Dr. Koulsy Lamko (Author, Poet; Senegal/Mexiko/Tschad), Mireille Fanon Mendès-France (Lawyer and Anti-Racism Activist; Martinique/France), Hyppolite Ntigurirwa (Artist, Activist, Founder of Be the Peace; England/ Ruanda)

INPUT & MODERATION Dr. Ndongo Samba Sylla (Development Economist, Director of africologneDIALOGFORUM /Senegal)

ARTISTIC INTERVENTION Zora Snake (Performer, Choreographer, Dancer, Cameroon)

The africologneDIALOGFORUM is led by Dr. Ndongo Samba Sylla, in collaboration with Kerstin Ortmeier, and in cooperation with ECAS 2023




Global South Studies Center, University of Cologne

Supported by the German Translator’s Fund as part of the Neustart Kultur program of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Art Foundation NRW


africologneDIALOGFORUM @ ECAS 2023 – Recognize, Restitute and Repair


Jun 03 2023


14:30 - 16:15


Universität zu Köln

Program area



Podiumsdiskussion / Vortrag / Lesung