7th celebration of the unnaming of M.Strasse

Demo am Lustgarten vor dem Humboldt Forum-Festprogramm auf dem Hausvogteiplatz

While it took 260 years after Anton Wilhelm Amo’s death and 15 years of fight led by #decolonizeberlin to rename the m-strasse to his name, Werner Otto has his name inscribed at the top of this baroque ruin in the middle of the city for a million euro donation to a cross that demands our kneeling. We refuse this. We refuse the colonial violence that the Humboldt Forum perpetuates.

Some photographs by Thabo Thindi of the August 23rd demonstration organized by Decolonize Berlin e.V.: AfricAvenir International, AFROTAK TV cyberNomads, Berliner Entwicklungspolitischer Ratschlag, Berlin Postkolonial, Each One Teach One, FuturAfrik, glokal, Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland, NARUD, Tanzania-Network.de With speeches by: Simone Dede Ayivi, Vincent B. Bababoutilabo, Dr. Manuela Bauche, Angelo Camufingo, Dr. Karamba Diaby, Dr. Ibou Diop, Dr. Noa Ha, Monilola Ilupeju, Dr. Duane Jethro, Elisabeth Kaneza, Jeff Klein, Adetoun Küppers-Adebisi, Philip Kojo Metz, Coalition of Cultural Workers Against Humboldt Forum, amongst others.

More Tear-Down-Ensemble Actions
  • Defund the Humboldt Forum!
    Screening at SPREEUFER

  • Tear It Down and Turn It Upside Down!
    First Rehearsal (feat. The Tear-Down-Ensemble)

  • Soft Soil III: Private Police Partnership NGBK
    Online: On decolonising urban space

  • Soft Soil II

  • I Do Not Participate Because… Protest posters, 2020
    An intervention in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum

  • Tear-Down-Ensemble:
    What Goes Up Must Come Down Lyrics