The occasion for this podcast episode with Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba, guest lecturers at the Institute for Art in Context at the Berlin University of the Arts, and founders and editors-in-chief of the magazines Contemporary And and C& América Latina was the second Martin Roth Symposium MuseumFutures, organized by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) online and locally at Museum für Naturkunde Berlin in September 2020. The symposium posed critical questions about the future of the museum, including "How can the museums of the future be conceived as sites for global, polyphonic and critical dialogues, assuming that cultural assets belong to all and that both participation and inclusion are integral components of living communities?" Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba were invited as speakers on Day II: Museums and Power.
Critical Diversity AG member Prof. Mathilde ter Heijne met with them following the event to talk about the decolonization of cultural institutions and the distribution of power in the context of the university, as well as the anti-discrimination protests by UdK students during their last Rundgang. The discussion took place on September 14th in Berlin in German.
Anti-discrimination protests at the building in Hardenbergstrasse, photo from Steinplatz during Rundgang 2020: Mathilde ter Heijne