This event uses the motto of the European Cultural Heritage Year 2018 – Sharing Heritage – to critically explore the role of “Islam” in discourses about Europe’s heritage with a focus on the motivations and practices that shape and are shaped by these discourses. In search for “common ground” the following questions will be raised: How can diversity within Islam be addressed? What kinds of multivocality are possible on a “common ground”? How should the colonial legacies of Islamic heritage in Europe be tackled? And are some aspects of Islamic heritage regarded as more difficult to “share”?
A World Café is a dialogic format that is intended to facilitate open discussion and link ideas within a larger group to access the collective intelligence in the room. Participants will move between a series of tables where they will continue the discussion in response to specific themes, concepts or questions chosen and problematised by an international group of table hosts.