Share this Collection
1 Citation in this Annotation:
Nora Zoe Schären on The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage
8 November, 2023
The term “harvesting” I found very interesting. It generates a cycle for each system you harvest from. It’s very specific. Harvesting from a grapevine works differently than grain. It’s about harvesting the right amount in the right way without destroying the system. It’s about learning about each system and adapting to their needs in time. Also, the question of what happens after the harvesting? Does the function change?
Looking at the objects in Rietberg from this point of view seems really interesting. We can’t pretend that the Rietberg was harvesting the objects and rather stealing them. However, giving back the specificity to the objects and learning about the systems is crucial to dealing with the topic around them and the future. Who is dealing with the objects? Who can harvest from their knowledge? Who is listening and who is discussing?