Mapping a Colony


This project is an idea, in the shape of a prototype website, consisting of trying out possibilities for interactions with what we might call digital colonial fragments. It is also a map-making of places, people and photographic material relating to the Danish colonial heritage in Denmark and the previous Danish West Indies (now US Virgin Islands, USVI).

The    points on the map generate relations and strings of stories, ranging from the era of Danish colonial rule and up to the present day. By relating history to present human, material and cultural conditions, we are encouraging and contributing to a conversation on the influence and (in)visible consequences of the Danish colonial rule from multiple perspectives.

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U.S. Virgin Islands