Programme

Exhibition

Notre Congo/Onze Congo: Belgian colonial propaganda exposed

© Géopolis/Coopération Education Culture

The exhibition ‘Notre Congo/Onze Congo: Belgian colonial propaganda exposed’ will present a series of visual and audiovisual documents dating from the period of Belgium’s colonisation of the Congo. Géopolis, a photojournalism and education centre established in 2017 by a small team of individuals with a passion for geopolitics based in Les Ateliers des Tanneurs, will use a combination of images and sound to show how different methods of propaganda were once deployed to justify the colonial enterprise. Redundant language and the mindless repetition of slogans fostered a collective unconscious around colonisation. This exhibition will also question the persistence of stereotypes among the public in both Belgium and the Congo.

In cooperation with Géopolis and Coopération Education Culture (CEC).

Practical information

Sat. & Sun., 10:00 to 18:00

Les Ateliers des Tanneurs, Rue des Tanneurs/Huidevettersstraat 58 (at the back of the courtyard on the right), Brussels

Free admission