In conversation with different guests Ernst and Mehmood investigated the ways in which historical and contemporary social realities are shaped in Europe and Asia. The following topics were discussed: the role played by stories in the making of memory, identity and culture, colonial stories in a mediatised post-colonial world and stories, popular culture and aesthetic transformations.


Shaheen Merali – artist and curator
Astrid Weij – Erfgoed Nederland
Leontine Meijer-Van Mensch – heritage studies, Reinwardt Academie
Wim Manuhutu – former director of Museum Maluku
Iftikar Dadi – Professor of Art History, Cornell University
Roy Villevoye – artist
Kitty Zijlmans – Professor of Contemporary Art History, Leiden

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