During wars and colonial occupations, cultural goods were looted on a large scale. Plundering and illegal excavations also fall under the same heading. In recent years, the restitution of these objects that once found their way from colonised or annexed territories to Western private individuals and museums has become more pressing in the social debate.
Reconstitution goes one step further: not only are the looted objects returned, but the places that possess looted objects are identified in order to negotiate their return as well as to raise public awareness and strengthen cooperation.
Perhaps reconstitution of looted minerals offers an opportunity to open the dialogue on extractivism?
Bring it Back - Almere
A Seat for the Sea #1
Can we collectively represent what is still unthinkable, namely “how does the sea raise its voice”?
Greet Brauwers (BE) is a journalist, researcher, filmmaker and artist. She is the author of several documentaries including 'Bruxelles-Kinshasa', 'Do You Copy Me?', 'Torture in Baraka', 'Marrying across the border' and 'Everyone migrant'. The documentary 'Lithium, curse or blessing for Bolivia' wa…