In the museum with Nefertiti

We were in Neues Museum for real, that means offline and with all our senses! Although it was only in preparation for our online workshop <Make space to feel Nefertiti!> as part of the project “Exceptions are the rule here!” of Haus Bastian, it was great! And also inspired the inclusive school classes we subsequently worked with online. The inclusion on both sides was also inspiring: target group and art educators. Such a logical and simple concept! We need more workshops like this, cause today’s students are shaping the society of the future…and one thing we can say about the ones we met in our workshops: They are open, flexible and do inclusion instead of talking about it!

Thank you for the virtual flowers, dear team of Familia Futura! We had an incredible amount of fun working together : ) What a great summary and reflection of our last four workshops:

“Last week we had our final training with Platz da! Since April, we have been working together with the staff of Platz da! in four different meetings on barriers in the areas of seeing, hearing, moving and learning, and we have asked ourselves very specifically how we can reduce such barriers at Familia*Futura. In the process, we have learned a great deal. We have shared some of our thoughts with you here:

Inclusion of all is valuable for all.

Inclusion changes the perspective on the world.

We want inclusion – now. And: inclusion takes time. That means: this time has to be planned from the beginning. For example, with questions like: which perspectives are represented on the team? In what language forms does the event take place (only for hearing, or also for seeing, reading and feeling?).

We also talked very specifically about how barriers can be considered and reduced in the preparation, implementation and follow-up – this begins with the Internet presence, the accessibility of information, with the route to the event and continues with the question of what opportunities are offered for feedback and evaluation. In between, there are a great many opportunities and needs to break down barriers and enable accessibility.

Platz da! offers consultations for inclusion and accessible cultural mediation. From us a big recommendation to familiarize yourself with the offers of Platz da! and to use them.

Image description: Screenshot of the Zoom meeting with the teams of Platz da! and Familia*Futura. Eleven people can be seen holding balloons into the camera, among other things. Red background, white text: Impressions from the workshop with Platz da!”

Inclusion quiz

Tuechtig inclusion quiz (in German language) was published on the day of protest on the 5th of May, and we also contributed a question. May many companies and interested people answer the questions, learn and get further advice from one of the many, great, participating 19 organisations. The quiz is available in everyday language, in simple and German sign language. To take part, simply click on the link:

https://khuf.khuf.eu/inklusionsquiz/

Recognise and name ableism!

This should be said again today, on the day of protest, because the recent murders of four people with “disabilities” in Potsdam have shown how important it is to recognise and name ableism. We have to expose the evaluation of people on the basis of their abilities in everyday life. There it often happens in passing and not so obviously…and that’s exactly where people are needed who stand up, classify this as disability-hostile and stand by the discriminated person. In addition, there is an urgent need for all people to be willing to reflect their own, often unwittingly discriminatory language. As with racist and sexist structures, we are also born into and socialised in ableist ones.