Noemi Auer, Cana Bilir-Meier, Zühal Bilir-Meier, Marisel Bongola, Annie Ganzala, Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński, Kids of the Diaspora, Magda Korsinsky, Luisa Lobo, Marissa Lôbo, Daniela Ortiz, Fernanda Palmieri The knowledge potential of childhood

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The Knowledge of Childhood is a three-part exhibition project dedicated to the knowledge potential of childhood. Questions relating to the construction of perspectives and strategies against discrimination are the focus of the artistic works and educational formats. The interactive exhibition in ZOOM Children’s Museum with works by Cana Bilir-Meier, Zühal Bilir-Meier, Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński and Daniela Ortiz and a workshop programme created by Luisa Lobo and Fernanda Palmieri explore children’s books that address facets of colonialism and resistance. The artistic intervention in front of the Parliament building with photographic works by Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński and by Marissa Lôbo, Noemi Auer, Marisel Bongola, Annie Ganzala and the Kids of the Diaspora in cooperation with the Wiener Jugendzentren (youth centres) shows ways of renegotiating attributions and memories. And Magda Korsinsky’s large-scale multimedia installation in the House of Austrian History puts the spotlight on Afro-German women whose white grandmothers lived during the National Socialist era. This work enables the continuation of the critical examination of the National Socialist past and its continuities into the present.