The “Platz da!” art educators are: Patricia Carl, Katrin Dinges, Silja Korn, Charlotte Röttger and Hildegard Wittur.
Patricia Carl is Chairwoman of the German Association for People of Short Stature and their Families. As part of the club she promotes social education and the empowerment of affected persons and their relations. Moreover she is a vehement advocatress of inclusion and toleration and the decrease of visible and invisible barriers.In 2014 she was awarded the „Goldenen Bild der Frau“ by Germanys widest-circulated women magazine. Patricia Carl works at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
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Katrin Dinges is an artist and lyricist. She writes, takes photographs, dances and manufactures jewellery. Moreover she studies German literature and european ethnography at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin focusing her studies on literature if the 18th century, remembrance culture and the Shoah. She made internships in the field of public relations and took part in many projects on inclusion. Among others she dedicates herself for deaf-blind people. Next to the variety of her features she is blind, hearing impaired and has a chronic metabolic disorder.
Silja Korn is the first state recognised blind youth care worker in Germany. In private she is artistically successful, paints, photographs and writes short stories. Moreover she supports the removal of barriers and commits herself to the social sector. In workshops on art and other topics she wants to minimise technical and human barriers.
Do not only listen to others but listen to yourself!
Charlotte Röttger was born drastically hearing-impaired. By 17 she got her first Cochlear implantation (hearing aid). She was raised by speech and attended mainstream school until her A-Levels. After her bachelor in art history in Vienna she finished her masters degree in museum management and communication in Berlin. Which was followed by a two year traineeship at Deutschen Historischen Museum (German Historical Museum) in Berlin. On request she gives tours in sign language. Moreover she writes on her blog “Steps to Art” where she reports about art, artists, galleries and museums.
Hildegard Wittur is a survival artist with learning difficulties. She crochets with a passion and weekly takes part in the Art Studio of Lebenshilfe e.V. Moreover she dances: sometimes Tango, sometimes completely free. Next to these special activities there is one thing she is really good at: Talking to people! She took part in many inclusive projects and initiated a mobile office for Easy Language.