Deiara Kouto (she/her) is a designer and researcher. Her research explores the production of history and design cultures in West African and European contexts. She finished her MA in Design Studies in September 2021 at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle and now works as fellow in the education field at the Gropius Bau in Berlin.
Anne Bielig (she/her) is an artist and curator. She is currently working on her MA in art sciences at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle, Germany. Previously, she received a master’s at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium. Her current research interests lie at the intersection of care, feminism, and sustainability.
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 Bayer, Kazeem–Kamiński, and Sternfeld, Kuratieren als antirassistische Praxis, 58.
 Ibid., 58.
 Mason-Macklin, “Museum in Progress: Decolonizing Museums,” TEDxKingLincolnBronzeville,
 Mignolo, The Darker Side of Western Modernity, 182.
 Greve, Macht Farbe und Körper: Kritische Weißseinsforschung in der europäischen Kunstgeschichte, 23.
 Mignolo, DELINKING, 450.
 Bayer, Kazeem–Kamiński, and Sternfeld, Kuratieren als antirassistische Praxis, 56.
 De Sousa Santos, Beyond Abyssal Thinking, 47.
 Trouillot, Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History, 25.
 Ibid., 76.
 Mignolo, The Darker Side of Western Modernity, 122.
 Ibid., 308.
 Ibid., 122.
 Ibid., 123.
 Larios, “Yvette Mutumba on Why Decolonizing Institutions ‘Has to Hurt,’” accessed May 24, 2021, https://www.frieze.com/article/yvette-mutumba-why-decolonizing-institutions-has-hurt.
 Afrozensus is a project by Each One Teach One (EOTO) eV. It is the first detailed documentation about Black, African, and Afrodiasporic people in Germany and Europe. It has now been reported statistically for the first time in Germany; accessed December 9, 2021, https://www.eoto-archiv.de/neuigkeiten/afrozensus-faq/.
 Brentjes, Anton Wilhelm Amo, 29.
 Ndikung, ed., The Faculty of Sensing, 177.
 Fiorin, Decolonising the Museum: New perspectives for the XXI century ethnographic collections, 49.
 Trouillot, Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History, 2.
 Ibid., 26.
 Ibid., 25.
 Ibid., 28–29.
 Ibid., 29.