We want to be a Safer Space!
– Take responsibility and take care of each other!
We support love and respect. We are against racism, homophobia, transphobia, anti-Semitism, sexism, misogyny, speciesism, classism, Ableism, audism, adultism and all other forms of discrimination.
We have a Zero Tolerance Policy regarding discrimination and assault. If you feel uncomfortable, experience or see discrimination, please contact us, we are recognizable by armbands (rainbows)!
We are trying to create a safe space, we should be aware that this means work and a never ending learning process due to our different privileges and socializations.
Even queer spaces are not free from societal power structures and from racist and sexist socialization. If you have more privileges than others, try to be aware of them.
We also make mistakes, we also have to learn, so the following applies: we want to enter into a discourse with you - feel free to criticize us. We want to break down as many barriers as possible, if you want to give us feedback, we'd love to hear from you!
Pay attention to your (speaking) behavior and look around the room to see whose voice may have been overheard so far and give that voice(s) space and time.
Please ask each person which pronoun (he, she, they, dey, none at all, ...) they would like to be addressed by. Using the wrong pronouns can be hurtful and also traumatizing and should be avoided if possible. There are also people who refrain from using pronouns; it is important for us to treat each other sensitively and respectfully.
BIPoC and other marginalized groups are not responsible for educating you. However, there are good organizations you can contact that can send you info material, book tips, and link recommendations.
Non-binary and trans and inter people often experience discrimination and verbal and physical violence in regular restrooms. Please do not ask a person "are you sure she is in the right restroom?". You can never tell what gender people identify with by external characteristics. During the Ander Art Festival exhibition, in addition to binary-separated restrooms, there will be an all-gender restroom that is also accessible by ramp.
Please remember that not every disadvantage is always visible. Remember, what is normal for you is not necessarily so for everyone. Mental Health is Health.
We wish for:
A willingness to listen and communicate openly
Consensus, ask questions when there is uncertainty
A respectful approach to each other
A place of understanding, a place of learning, and above all, a place where you feel supported and experience a sense of personal growth.
The exhibition area is located on the cobblestones of Odeonsplatz, which is accessible by stepping or lowering them.
The festival is also a place with loud music, possible light effects and a high number of visitors* and can be overstimulating. At least our exhibition area should be a place where you can wear things like sunglasses and headphones at any time without comment.