𝔅𝔞𝔡𝔤𝔶𝔞𝔩 𝔈𝔩𝔢𝔤𝔦𝔢𝔰: 𝕡𝕠𝕤𝕥𝕔𝕠𝕝𝕠𝕟𝕚𝕒𝕝 𝕡𝕠𝕤𝕥𝕔𝕒𝕣𝕕𝕤 is an exploration of architecture, consumption, lifestyles and, above all, memory culture and the emotions associated with it. Citing the colour and form of movement in urban space, the selected motifs draw attention to the colonial past and dynamic present of certain spaces in Flensburg.
The G͟l͟é͟v͟e͟ motif melds my own research on desire, kinship and belonging with the work of Transformation Studies expert, Nelo A. Schmalen, specifically her Master‘s Thesis, the title of which translates as, “(Post)Coloniality and Urban Transformations at the East Port in Flensburg”.
Schmalen conducted a spatio-temporal investigation of the material infrastructures of Flensburg’s port and the colonial traces they contain, thinking towards how these could be approached within the field of urban planning.
I looked at boat-building in the Caribbean and speculate on the global/intimate phenomena (glitches)that allowed mastery over materials, topography and the roiling Caribbean Sea to be passed on through exchanges which transcended or evaded pillars of coloniality like governance, citizenship and morality.
𝔅𝔞𝔡𝔤𝔶𝔞𝔩 𝔈𝔩𝔢𝔤𝔦𝔢𝔰: 𝕡𝕠𝕤𝕥𝕔𝕠𝕝𝕠𝕟𝕚𝕒𝕝 𝕡𝕠𝕤𝕥𝕔𝕒𝕣𝕕𝕤 was created as part of my post-graduate project at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts, Kiel. In cooperation with Flensburg Postkolonial. Supported by the Kulturbüro Flensburg.