B/OR/DER ST/OR/IES consists of an exhibition and a homepage. The exhibition intervention will take place from 25 May to 25 August 2023 in the permanent exhibition of the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in Cologne. Five stations inform about different aspects such as colonialism, the closed-door policy of Europe, discrimination – but also about criticism of borders and resistance practice. The explanatory information texts on the homepage are accessible to museum visitors via QR codes and can thus reach a wider audience for a longer period of time and overcome the museum’s boundaries. Parallel to the exhibition, an extended Instagram account is also being created as part of a seminar with international students at the University of Cologne.
The project was mainly developed by PhD students from the University of Cologne in cooperation with the association Pamoja Afrika e.V. Cologne, Bündnis14 Afrika, and the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum. In addition, the students of the Köln International School of Design, Olivia Emefiele and Tamara Zgraggen, were involved in the design.
B/OR/DER ST/OR/IES is funded by the Global South Studies Centre and by the City of Cologne.