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Urban Curating, Decolonizing Urban Memory, Parc du Cinquantenaire Brussels, September 17, 2022

Reflections on Urban Curating, Decolonizing Urban Memory  contributed to Heritage Days 2022 in Brussels, to the outdoor lab and co-creation workshop in front of the Pavilion of Human Passions, built in the form of a Greek temple by Victor Horta in the Park du Cinquentenaire in Brussels. Starting from the name of this park, the so-called Jubelpark, is crucial to understand the ongoingness of coloniality through the unquestioned presence of colonial pasts at symbolic, material, and environmental levels as this presence of colonial pasts effects political, social, affective, and epistemic hauntings and violences. 

The outdoor lab was hosted by ASBL. Horizon 50 200, created under the initiative of Thomas Dermine, State Secretary for Science Policy, Recovery Program and Strategic Investments with the goal of the redevelopment of Parc du Cinquentenaire on the occasion of the bicentenary of Belgium in 20230.