ROB JACOBS

Rob Jacobs (Belgium, 1989) is a PhD candidate in Film studies and Visual Culture, connected to the Visual & Digital Cultures Research Center at the University of Antwerp, Belgium and the 'Uses of The Past Programme' at Aarhus University, Denmark. His work concentrates on contested official representations of Belgian colonialism and artistic/activist reinterpretations of the colonial past in public spaces in Belgium and DR Congo. He works on an action based research agenda that proposes alternatives to existing heritage practices to improve awareness of, and provoke conversations about, colonial heritage and the continuation of colonial structures in the present.