»Local elites and the manufacture of inequalities«. Guided tour between history and memory in partnership between MEG and Dialogue en Route
An urban tour around the figures of the Genevan savants, followed by a discussion with Floriane Morin, curator at MEG, about colonial collections.
Beginn: 02:30 p.m.
Ende: 04:00 p.m.
Cultural objects in a colonial context
Colonial sciences history
MEG. Musée d’ethnographie de Genève
Boulevard Carl-Vogt 65
Aline Zuber (Historian and Guide for Dialogue en Route); Floriane Morin (Curator Africa collections MEG)
In this tour, the public will meet Carl Vogt, Emile Yung and Eugène Pittard, whose theories contributed to the construction of inequalities. Following in the footsteps of this past means questioning the persistence of inequalities and discrimination in the present, but also understanding the construction of science as an ideologically situated phenomenon.
The urban tour ends with an immersion in the history of the MEG and its collections, assembled by Prof. Pittard in the early 20th century.
Bildrechte: Station on the urban tour in front of Carl Vogt bust. Photo Dialogue en Route.