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Citizens with Equal Rights

Open Space | Berlin Exhibition at the Humboldt Forum

   

“Citizens with Equal Rights” is an exhibition by the Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma on an Open Space in the room “Berlin Images”of BERLIN GLOBAL.

Location
Berlin Exhibition at the Humboldt Forum
Schlossplatz
10178 Berlin

Entry
7,00 € / 0,00 € (reduced)

Opening Hours
Mo + Wed – Sun | 10.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Tue | closed

Last admission is at 5.15 p.m.

Special Opening Hours
Mon | 20.03.23 | 10:30 a.m. – 01:30 p.m.
due to an internal event

It explores the history of Berlin’s Sinti and Roma since the Weimar Republic, both in a European context and through personal biographies. A central focus is the Sinti and Roma civil rights movement: for recognition of the Holocaust, against antiziganism, and for a self-evident normality as citizens with equal rights. Beyond a historical perspective, the exhibition features twelve contemporary portraits from the “RomaRising” photo series by Chad Evans Wyatt, as well as the Grimme Prize–winning RomArchive.

Nevertheless, survivors and their descendants had to fight for decades for recognition of the Holocaust against the minority. It was not until 2012 that the civil rights movement achieved an important step towards public visibility with the inauguration of the central memorial in Berlin to the Sinti and Roma of Europe murdered under National Socialism. But structural and societal prejudices and antiziganism still persist. Rejecting this ongoing everyday discrimination, the Open Space exhibition demands recognition of Sinti and Roma as “Citizens with Equal Rights” – as a matter of course.

The Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma, founded in 1997, emerged from decades of civil rights work. It advocates for the equal participation of the minority. At the same time, it acts as a specialised academic institution for researching and documenting the history of the Sinti and Roma, for political education work and for contemporary art and cultural projects. The Open Space is curated by André Raatzsch and Jan Kreutz.
The exhibition focuses on the civil rights movement of the Sinti and Roma: for recognition of the Holocaust, against antiziganism and for normality as equal citizens.
© Stadtmuseum Berlin | Photo: Michael Setzpfandt

Open Spaces

The Open Spaces are three areas of the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition developed by initiatives, organisations and independent groups. The objective is to increase the visibility of unknown, underrepresented and activist perspectives and issues. The projects are selected by an independent jury, then realised over a period of 9 months in cooperation with the Stadtmuseum Berlin. Afterwards, the exhibitions are shown for one year as part of BERLIN GLOBAL.

Info & Service

Opening Hours

Mo + Wed – Sun | 10.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Tue | closed

Last admission is at 5.15 p.m.

Directions

Schlossplatz
10178 Berlin

Contact

For ticketing and service requests, please contact the Humboldt Forum Visitor Services:
+49 30 9921 189 89
Mo – Fri, 10 a.m.– 6 p.m.

Accessibility

All areas are accessible to prams, wheelchairs and wheeled walkers. There is plenty of seating in the exhibition and a tactile, high-contrast floor guidance system provides orientation. A visitor guide with audio description is also on offer. The main thing is simply for you to be here!

Tickets

Entry

7,00 € / 0,00 € (reduced)