On the Complexities of Dis-Othering as a Process

This publication is intended as a reader for cultural stakeholders in Europe who are grappling with the
serious challenge of diversifying state-funded cultural institutions in order to better serve the diverse
populations of their constituencies, and in particular, the complex processes of decolonising cultural institutions. It acts as a platform for some of the critical voices involved in this initiative. It is also an honest account of a complicated project on a sensitive subject. Three European institutions1 in Austria, Belgium and Germany came
together over the course of a small, two-year Creative Europe project to question, in particular, ways in which to engage with the African continent and its representation with Afrodescendant artists and communities. (…)


Published by BOZAR
Edited by Kathleen Louw
Copy-Editing and Proofreading by Duncan Brown
Translation by Mike Goeden Michael Lomax
Texts by Véronique Clette-Gakuba, Sandrine Colard, Loucka Fiagan, Krzysztof Gutfranski, Maria Herold, Wouter Hilliart, Tonica Hunter, Ama Koranteng-Kumi, Marissa Lobo, Kathleen Louw, Chiara Marchini, Naomi Ntakiyica, Johny Pitts, Jonas Leonhard Tinius.