'Naturally, Antwerp too has a colonial past. Would anyone be charmed by that?' 

Atour aims to address the European imperial heritage in general and the role of Belgium in Congo specifically. Places such as the harbour district, ‘Het Zuid’ district and several sculptures and street names allow us to see the global history of colonial trade - instead of the ‘fragmented’ history emphasizing Antwerp’s richness. 

More important, ATour starts from the conviction that the involvement of European colonizers is not only a historical fact belonging to the past. Decolonization refers to the process where the inhabitants of former colonies gained independence from their colonizers. However, the accompanying propaganda of this colonization has also colonized our thinking in terms of inferiority and superiority. Our identity is formed under these colonial empires where race was a deciding factor. These power relations are still present in our European societies between people with and without a migration background from the Global South.

Atour brings together tourists, inhabitants of Antwerp and other visitors with diverse backgrounds to reflect on ‘decolonisation’, ‘art’, and ‘social justice’. Is it theatre, a workshop or still a touristic sightseeing? And, am I only a spectator or do I participate?

Vesna Faassen 
Lukas Verdijk

+32 489 90 96 63


Dani Muboti

ATour (work in progress)



june 18

18.00 - 19.00
Reserved for Dinamo 

       may 12

12.00 - 13.00
Reserved for Samenlevingsopbouw  

apr 28

14.00 - 15.00 
Hoe droom jij Antwerpen in 2024? De
uitdagingen zijn groot, maar er zijn ook
veel positieve krachten bezig. Voor ons,
inwoners van A, is er geen Plan B. Wij
werken samen aan Plan A!
Narrator: French spoken
Voice over: Dutch and French language

mar 31

10.00 - 13.00 
During the International day against racism. In collaboration with Hand-in-Hand Antwerp and Samenlevingsopbouw Antwerp.
Narrator: French spoken
Voice over: Dutch, French and Arabic language



Agenda 2017



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