Echoes of the South Atlantic

Echoes of the South Atlantic © Goethe-Institut

About the Project

Until the 15th century, the Atlantic was the clear border between Africa and Europe on the one side and America on the other. The history of crossing the Atlantic followed the well-known narrative of 'discoveries': colonisation, slavery, exploitation, migration and European prosperity. The exchange between the three continents created a cultural dynamic that fundamentally changed all three continents. What is the situation regarding the Atlantic Triangle in the 21st century? What will the cultural future of the South Atlantic look like? And what stance will Europe take towards Africa and South America, after 500 years of playing the role of the colonial hegemonic power in various guises?

Echoes of the South Atlantic

Conference Berlin

Conference Echoes of the South Atlantic, Berlin


Wombs of the Atlantic Rainforest Anita Ekman and Ana Mesquita. Parque Nacional da Serra da Capivara, 2018

Selected Projects

The project Echoes of the South Atlantic poses the question of the potential of the Southern Transatlantic relations and the future role of Europe, and sets out to explore possible answers through a multi-disciplinary, multi-spatial and multi-temporal approach.

Ecos do Atlantico Sul © Taylla de Paula

Conference Salvador 2018

On the future of the southern transatlantic relations


Julian Fuchs
Head of Culture Department South America