The online magazine Latitude
With the global online magazine “Latitude”, the Goethe-Institut invites people from around the world to share their views on colonial power relations, their consequences and how to overcome them. The magazine discusses issues such as de-colonisation, preservation of indigenous cultures, the role of museums, restitution and dealing with cultural heritage in interviews, essays and a range of other formats.Global exchange on postcolonial issues is essential for coming to terms with colonial power relations, critically examining the postcolonial world order and the role of museums and their implications. Only with this exchange can a basis be created for pressing ahead with decolonisation, which goes hand in hand with overcoming power relations, reflecting on restitution and coming to terms with cultural heritage. The online magazine Latitude was launched in September 2019 and pools a wide-ranging discussion of this theme in formats such as interviews, opinion pieces, essays and projects in collaboration with experts from the fields of science, culture and the arts. New focal points are regularly set for these discourses. Authors such as Cidinha da Silva and Philipp Khabo Koepsell contribute essays on “Black literature” and its positioning in the global literary scene.