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Rethink New Amsterdam

New York to Amsterdam, 1667 to 2017, slavery has transcended time and space. We explore the collective past of Amsterdam and New York as it lives in the present and set the tone for change in the future.

We are showing 3 stories, in an unorthodox way, from the mapping slavery book “Dutch New York histories” that connect to present-day New York and to present-day Amsterdam. 3 figures, 3 marks of slavery in the present day. By showing these connections we uncover a hidden history on how society operates around blackness. In the manner of presenting these new narratives we hope to lay a base for changing how society deals with blackness through inspiring a different way of practising education especially concerning slavery. Join our time travels and rethink new and old Amsterdam.