Identities and gender at the Bucerius Kunst Forum in Hamburg

Today, 6 November 2019, a literature evening with author Ulrike Draesner will take place at 8 pm at the Hamburg Bucerius Kunstforum. Her novel Mitgift (Dowry; 2005) is one of the first German-language novels with an intersex main character. The organiser is the charitable foundation ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius.

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“Female, male and… diverse?” – Book Presentation and Panel Discussion at the IPU Berlin

MANN_INTER_FRAU (MAN_INTER_WOMAN) (Photo and sculpture: Fabian Vogler)

On 7 November 2018, a panel discussion and book presentation entitled “Female, male and… diverse?” took place at the International Psychoanalytic University (IPU) Berlin. The anthology and illustrated book “Die Schönheiten des Geschlechts: Intersex im Dialog” [The Beauties of Gender: Intersex in Dialogue], edited by Katinka Schweizer and Fabian Vogler and published this year by CAMPUS, was presented. It comprises a large number of inter- and transdisciplinary contributions to the title theme and numerous bronze works by the sculptor Fabian Vogler, as well as artistic interventions by other international artists. Continue reading ““Female, male and… diverse?” – Book Presentation and Panel Discussion at the IPU Berlin”

Public hearing – on the draft bill to amend the Personal Status Code (PStG) on 26 November 2018

On 26 November 2018, the Committee on Internal Affairs and Community (Internal Affairs Committee) held a public hearing on the draft law “Amendments to the information to be entered in the register of births”. The legal experts present were Dr Petra Follmar-Otto, Dr Anna Katharina Mangold and Prof. Dr Konstanze Plett, the doctors Prof. Dr Susanne Krege, Prof. Dr Anne Richter-Unruh and Dr Christian Spaemann, as well as Lucie Veith for the Federal Association “Intersexuelle Menschen e.V.” Other relevant disciplines, such as psychology and education, were not represented. You can view the video [in German] under this link.

HOOU AfterwOERk on 21 November at 6:30pm

On 21 November, the Hamburg Open Online University (HOOU) will host a discussion forum on how to deal with sensitive issues such as diversity and gender in Open Educational Resources (OER). Dr Katinka Schweizer (sexologist and psychologist at the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf) and Isabel Collien (consultant for diversity and intersectionality at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW)) will report on their projects as experts in this field and be available for questions.

The event will take place at 6:30pm at the HAW University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften) Gameslab, Finkenau 31, 22081 Hamburg.