Streitraum 21/22

Pluralization of the present – pluralization of memory?
Recently, it has not only been the NSU controversy and the Black Lives Matter movement that have made it painfully clear how unimpededly and without reflection racism, anti-Semitism and neo-nationalist movements are still allowed to pursue their violence and contempt for humanity. A critical reflection of contemporary rightwing networks must always permit the question of which historical continuities are evident within them, and which are not. A secular, open and plural democracy needs to do more than merely assert itself as secular, open and pluralistic – while leaving its own blind spots, its own religious, cultural and social normalisations untouched. How can democratic discourse and participation in democracy be made truly pluralistic? Which (hi-) stories must be told and how can conflicts about interpretations and experiences be shaped in a constructive way?