The first idea for "Explring Visual Cultures" (EVC) was born in Cameroon in 2015. Invited by Prof. Dr. Paul-Henri Souvenir Assako Assako a joint workshop of from the University of Yaoundé I, the Libre Academie des Beaux-arts (LABA), the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and The Goethe-Institute took place. There the question of what shapes cultural memory in Cameroon and in Germany, and which aspects should play a role in education in our countries was discussed. First collections of objects were compiled that showed fascinating differences and similarities between Cameroon and Germany. This experience formed the starting point for developing EVC, to think more deeply about differences and similarities as soon as transnational contact occurs.

 

Some impressions from the workshop.

 

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