The Critical Diversity Blog is a project of the AG Critical Diversity at the Berlin University of the Arts. It collects reports, conversations, texts and artistic contributions on diversity and anti-discrimination.
In order to advocate the development of diversity, the working group has not only set up the Critical Diversity Blog, which is happy to receive submissions, but has also created the Council for Diversity and Equal Rights, which is open to all interested parties. firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank the university management of UdK Berlin for their support.
The AG Critical Diversity consists of people from all status groups of the UdK. Many of them are also members of the Commission for Equal Opportunities.
Tashy Endres, former research assistant, Faculty of Design
Dr. Maja Figge, Research Training Group “Knowledge in the Arts”
Samara Hammud, Student, Faculty of Design
Claudia Hummel, scientific lecturer, Faculty of Fine Arts
Merle Krafeld, Students, Faculty of Music
Prof. Dr. Nanna Lüth, Faculty of Fine Arts
Johanna Madden, part-time women's representative, Faculty of Music
Prof. Dr. Kathrin Peters, Faculty of Design
Prof. Dr. Katja Rothe, Faculty of Performing Arts
Naile Tanış, full-time Women's Representative
Prof. Mathilde ter Heijne, Faculty of Fine Arts
Heidi Umbach, ZIW/Berlin Career College
Elena Buscaino, Visual Communication, Faculty of Design
Lukas Graf, Visual Communication, Faculty of Design
Adela Lovrić, MA Cultural Journalism, ZIW / Berlin Career College
Editors of the Critical Diversity Blog:
Elena Buscaino, Claudia Hummel, Adela Lovrić, Kathrin Peters, Mathilde ter Heijne
Design and implementation of the Critical Diversity Blog:
Elena Buscaino, Lukas Graf
Suggestions for texts, artistic contributions and talks are always welcome.
General Equal Treatment Act
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State Anti-Discrimination Act
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University contract of the Berlin University of the Arts
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Guidelines on gender justice and anti-discrimination at the UdK Berlin
Directive on protection against (sexualised) discrimination, harassment and violence. The Directive entered into force on 29 June 2019. It is accompanied by the establishment of the Confidence Council (Vertrauensrat), which provides information on (sexualised) discrimination, harassment and violence, supports those affected, and recommends preventive measures.
UdK brochure on sexualised discrimination and violence
PDF download of the brochure
Statute for the realisation of equal opportunities
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Measures for more gender justice at the UdK Berlin
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