Maarten van Hinte | The Impact of Amsterdam's Colonial History on its Sense of Culture

As the Netherlands struggles to come to terms with its identity as a multi-ethnic nation, it is forced to reassess the accepted perspectives on its past. The lecture/seminar is intended to give the students a broad sense of Amsterdam’s history as part of a colonial nation and explores the acknowledged and unacknowledged impact of this history on the city's sense of culture. Simply put: to be able to truly connect to the city’s present you have to gain some understanding of the city's past.

Maarten van Hinte is a director, author and dramaturg, and one of the founders of RIGHTABOUTNOW INC., the Amsterdam center for urban performing arts.

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