Modern Europe is grappling with a serious conundrum. How can the past of colonialism and empire in Europe contribute to its identity without alienating its immigrant population? People who may have once been lauded, such as a generous merchant who received a statue while acquiring their riches from the slave trade, would now be seen negatively.
ECHOES examined European heritage, former colonial nations, and their connections. We looked at heritage in terms of the things we cherish enough to pass on to future generations, such as monuments, memorial events, and cultural norms.