Digital spaces provide a platform for sonic and artistic barters, both without and with obstacles of cultural misunderstandings and appropriations that shape and color the current debates. Local issues and international opinions question the relevance of cultural appropriation and demand that the imbalanced relationship of those in question, the context of this relations and the way it affects urban arts and culture are recognized, honored and respected. Nevertheless, Metro54 wonders what this discourse means for a platform like Metro54, and above all, what does this mean for the multicultural and multi-vocal cities across Europe? The Context program thread designs experiments, visions and research towards the (symbolic) framework, roots and shadows of cultural appropriation by highlighting alternative readings of histories and references.