The second appointment of palm research as Urban Praxis
On Sunday, 12 December, Yann Colonna talks about power, palms and cartography. “Palms of power. Critical Mapping in the Post-Colonial City” is the second appointment of palm research as Urban Praxis in the “Lobby” (Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 9).
Why palm research? And what do palms have to do with power?
Contrary to the existing assumption that there can be no palm trees in Berlin due to the climate, one finds a veritable biotope of different palm representations in the city.
As a symbol for the other, better place, palm trees reflect a certain imaginary understanding of space and a related idea of social order.
With an analysis of the Berlin palm landscape, Yann Colonna wants to decipher how the different actors position themselves in relation to their environment and which images they thereby (re)-produce in the context of (post)-colonialism.