1. Space Cowboys and Slavery Monument Tilburg
Albert Dedden and Paul Keizer (Space Cowboys) talk about the Slavery Monument they made for Tilburg. We also hear Eardly van der Geld, chairman of the Foundation Shared Past, Joint Future Tilburg. What was remarkable about the entire process of creating the monument was the open nature of the proceedings.
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Our thesis following this podcast reads:
When it comes to making new monuments, the entire procedure should be fully public, as in Tilburg
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Nice kickoff to this relevant Podcast series: broad scoop on the creation of the monument; makes one curious about the next episodes.
So much happens in this podcast (imagery, space, meaning, empathy, etc.) and I am also a bit late in responding. But what I miss a bit in the Surinamese "keti koti" (chain broken) celebration is the interpretation of slavery and colonialism. Two entities that have flowed together over the centuries. Ergo at least in my opinion, by power-seeking malicious traders turned globally scattered trading posts into area properties at the expense of the original inhabitants with all the negative consequences. This resulted in an anti-slavery law around 1850. In short how do we learn anything etc.