Fashioning Germanness: Colonialism and Modernity at the 1896 Berlin World Fair

This research essay analyses the spatial hierarchy of the 1896 Berlin world fair, revealing different temporalities which were mobilised to forge cosmopolitan Germanness - defined in opposition to images of the colonial, through locating the colonial in an artificial past.

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Gwendoline

Student, St Andrews

I'm a Philosophy and German student at St Andrews with interests in intersectionality, theory and community-oriented work. Presently, I am interested in colonialism in German public memory, Orientalism in literature and epistemic (in)justice. I would love to talk about ice hockey, ballet and gardening!