Access Barriers

Critical Perspectives on Racism in Schools and Curatorial Practices (video recording available)

Collage from various identity documents.

Passport Control! Image Editing Katja Clos

The conference explored discriminatory access barriers in schools and questioned the museum practices of collecting, organizing and exhibiting from critical perspectives on racism.

The first part included a discussion about the role of identification papers for schooling careers. What significance do they have for the attainment, consolidation or loss of residence status and civil rights? Which forms of resistance have existed and still exist in this context? In her keynote, Jane Weiß (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) examined the historical, educational perspective on racist access barriers. Current perspectives on schools and papers were highlighted in the subsequent panel discussion.

recording available

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The W. M. Blumenthal Academy is marked in green

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
(Opposite the Museum)

Video recording of the closing keynote Museum as a Place for Social Trans­formation by Bonita Bennett on 20 March 2019; Jewish Museum Berlin 2019

During the second part of the conference, we addressed collecting, categorising, archiving and exhibiting – practices which have often gone hand in hand with the formation of national myths, the exoticisation and constant re-production of “the other.” The possibilities and limits of a decolonial/anti-racist curatorial practice were reviewed in a second panel discussion in the afternoon. In her closing keynote, Bonita Bennett, director of the District Six Museum in Cape Town, spoke about the museum as a place for social change.

The conference concluded the collaborative research and exhibition project Passport Control! – Living without Papers in the Past and Present. The associated exhibition can be seen from February 1st to May 5th in the FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum Berlin.

With simultaneous translation into German

In cooperation with the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin and the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Berlin

The Passport Control project was funded by the Institute for Applied Research (IFAF) Berlin.

Program

9.30 am

Opening and Welcome

Dr. Yasemin Shooman, Head of the Academy Programs, Jewish Museum Berlin

Juliane Jurewicz, Research Coordinator, Competence Centre of Integration and Health, Institute for Applied Research (IFAF) Berlin

Prof. Dr. Iman Attia, Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin

Prof. Dr. Susan Kamel, University of Applied Sciences – HTW Berlin

10 am

Presentation of the project Passport Control! – Living without Papers in Past and Present

Diane Izabiliza, Iris Rajanayagam, Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin

Olga Gersten­berger, University of Applied Sciences – HTW Berlin

11 Uhr Opening Keynote

Racist Barriers to School Access from an Educational History Perspective

Dr. Jane Weiß, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Chair: Prof. Dr. Iman Attia, Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin

12 am Lunch
1.30 pm Panel discussion

Schools Draw Borders – We Draw Banners

Mohammed Jouni, Youth without Borders

Sabina Salimovska, Roma school mediator in Berlin-Lichtenberg, Regional Offices for Education, Integration and Democracy (RAA Berlin)
Saraya Gomis, commissioner for anti-discrimination of the Berlin Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family

Josephine Apraku, Institute for Non-Discriminatory Education

Chair: Dr. Nahed Samour, University of Göttingen

3 pm Performance

Migranten­stadtl

Tunay Önder and Imad Mustafa

3.30 pm Coffee break
4 pm Panel discussion

Critical Perspectives on Racism in Collecting, Categorizing and Exhibiting

Dr. Yvette Mutumba, curator and editor in chief of the art magazine Contemporary And (C&)

Tunay Önder, co-founder Migrantenstadtl, curator

Nuray Demir, artist and curator

Isidora Randjelović, Romani­Phen Archive

Dr. Jonas Fansa, Head of Public Services of the Central and Regional Library Berlin

Chair: Dr. Alina Gromova, Jewish Museum Berlin

5.30 pm Coffee break
6 pm Closing Keynote

Museum as a Place for Social Transformation

Bonita Bennett, Director of the District Six Museum, Cape Town

Chair: Serpil Polat, Jewish Museum Berlin

Where, when, what?

  • When20 Mar 2019
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Akademie,
    Klaus Mangold Auditorium
    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (gegenüber dem Museum)
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