A city walk through Zurich’s colonial past

Sunday, September 12th, 14.00-16.00, Meeting point Wiedikon train station (at the main entrance)

City walk – ZH Kolonial

The public perception is that Switzerland has little to do with colonialism, because it never had any colonies. In fact, however, Swiss citizens participated in the colonialism of other countries. The effects of this can still be seen today in global differences in prosperity and racial prejudices. The association Zürich Kolonial offers the possibility to explore different places with colonial backgrounds in Zürich during a city walk. (www.zh-kolonial.ch)

Registration: Please send an email to info@zh-kolonial.ch if you want to participate in the city walk. 

Meeting point: Wiedikon train station – in front of the main entrance

Language: German

About ZH Kolonial

The Zürich Kolonial association emerged from the academic environment of historical studies in Zurich. Our goal is to inform a broad public about Zürich’s colonial history by means of an audio guide. In doing so, we rely on a public and cooperative approach, in the course of which we constantly review and develop our concepts. With the city tour we want to draw attention to colonial entanglements and continuous connections and thus advocate for a non-violent, just and tolerant society.