Postcolonial Tours in the world

On this page we collect links to organizations offering postcolonial city tours or pdf/online/audio guides which you can use for an individual walking tour. You’re very welcome to contribute to this collection, just send us an email.

Germany

Augsburg:

Augsburg Postkolonial – Decolonize yourself [DE/EN]
Find the tour dates on Augsburg Postkolonial’s blog or contact them via email (augsburg.postkolonial[at]gmail.com). Augsburg Postkolonial also organizes film screenings and other cultural events, so watch their space.

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Berlin:

Berlin Postkolonial [DE/EN]
Berlin Postkolonial offers postcolonial walking tours in different parts of Berlin. Find the tour dates on their websites or contact them if you want to book a tour for a group.

Berliner Spurensuche [DE]
Wedding, Neukölln Mitte. Einen Vorgeschmack bekommt ihr hier: Kiezradio Podcast: Koloniales Neukölln, ein Spaziergang durch Berlins Stadtteil Neukölln mit Stefan Zollhauser auf den Spuren der deutschen Kolonialgeschichte.

German Historical Museum/Deutsches Historisches Museum:
Kolonialismus im Kasten [deut.] – ein kritischer Audioguide, der auf die fast unsichtbare Kolonialgeschichte Deutschlands aufmerksam macht.

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Bielefeld: Bielefeld Postkolonial [DE]
Der kolonialgeschichtliche Stadtrundgang kann bei Bielefeld Marketing gebucht werden. (Tel.: 0521 / 516102). Oder schaut euch Bielefeld mit Hilfe dieser Infos hier selbst an, Startpunkt Crüwellhaus, Oberstr. 1.

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Dresden: Dresden Postkolonial [DE/EN]
Find dates on their website or send them an email: dresden-postkolonial[at]riseup.net

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Freiburg: Freiburg Postkolonial [DE]
hat einen Audioguide zur kolonialen Spurensuche kreiert. Hier findet ihr die Informationen wie ihr die App heruntarladen könnt.

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Hamburg: Arbeitskreis Hamburg Postkolonial [DE/EN]
Find the tour dates on their website or contact them, if you want to book a tour for a group.

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Kassel: Kassel Postkolonial [DE]

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Leipzig: AG Postkolonial im Verein Engagierte Wissenschaft [DE/EN/اَلْعَرَبِيَّةُ] Contact them via their website for a tour.

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München: München Postkolonial [deut.]
you can book a tour or use München Postkolonial’s downloadable map and go on a tour on your own, see here.

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Potsdam: Potsdam Postcolonial [EN/DE]. That’s us:

Australia

Sydney: Barami Barrabugu Walking Tours [EN]
Download the pdf, it is a booklet highlighting Sydney’s Aboriginal Journey. It suggests four different DIY journeys through (1) Redfern, Alexandria and Waterloo, (2) Circular Quay and The Rocks, (3) Sydney City and Surry Hills, (4) Glebe.

Belgium

Brussels: Collectif « Mémoire Coloniale et Lutte contre les Discriminations » [FR/EN]
3 different areas: the Royal Palace, the Etterbeek barracks in the southeast, or the Matonge neighbourhood next to the European Quarter, especially focusing on the traces of Belgium presence in the Congolese region. Guided tours only available from March to October.

France

Paris: Black Paris Walks with Kévi Donat [FR/EN]
There are several different tour options and a podcast.

Bordeaux: Mémoires & Partages (FR/WO) is the result of the commitment of DiversCités and the Fondation du Mémorial de la Traite des Noirs, which have been working since 1998 to defend and rehabilitate the memory of the slave trade and slavery in Bordeaux.

Namibia

Windhoek:
Postkolonialer Stadtrundgang in Windhoek [DE/EN]
Find Audios on the website of genocide-namibia.net and do the tour yourself.

The Netherlands

Amsterdam: Black Heritage Tours
Black Heritage Tours was founded by Jennifer Tosch. It is a tour on the canals of Amsterdam which explores the African legacies of the past and diverse Dutch culture (they also offer other private tour packages or customized catered tour experiences for specific groups).

United Kingdom

London: Uncomfortable Art Tours with Alice Procter
Alice Procter offers a variety of tours through the National Gallery, the V & A and Tate Britain. Find her on twitter: @aaprocter for dates and inquiries. She also hosts The Exhibitionist, an opinionated podcast reviewing museums and galleries. Her academic work concentrates on the intersections of post-colonial art practice and colonial material culture, investigating how we curate historical trauma and national identity.