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Visibility and invisibility: color blindness, race, and the power of images in the Netherlands

Virtual networks and the images that circulate within them are not only part of everyday life, but they also influence to a significant extent the way how people understand themselves in relation to others. In this project, Markus Balkenhol investigates the role of images in constructions of identity in the Netherlands. For example, he focuses on discussions about colonial monuments, such as the former Van Heutsz monument and the continuing controversies surrounding the figure of Black Pete (Zwarte Piet).

Researcher: Markus Balkenhol