"Sie bekommen, was sie verdienen." HIV-positive Menschen in Haft

Herzliche Einladung zur Teilführung durch die Ausstellung "HIVstories - Living Politics" am Mittwoch, 6.11., 16-17:30h im Schwulen Museum in Berlin!

Zusammen mit Bärbel Knorr von der Deutschen AIDS-Hilfe werfen wir anhand
der Ausstellungsobjekte zum Thema HIV/AIDS und Haft einen Blick zurück
und diskutieren die zentralen Knackpunkte, Konflikte und die Frage,
welche Möglichkeiten Recht und Gesetz in Zeiten bieten, in denen
Inhaftierten weniger als Menschen und mehr als Sicherheitsrisiken
behandelt werden.

Die Veranstaltung ist Teil der Aktionstage Gefängnis.

Gutes Leben imaginieren – interdisziplinäre Gespräche zwischen Aktivismus, Kunst und Wissenschaft

Wir möchten Sie/Euch hiermit herzlich zum partizipativen Workshop Gutes Leben imaginieren – interdisziplinäre Gespräche zwischen Aktivismus, Kunst und Wissenschaft am kommenden Mittwoch den 23.10. mit Lea Dickopf (M.A.), Dr. Eugen Januschke, Tanja Gangarova und Vertreter*innen der Mobilen Theatergruppe AfroLebenPlus um 18Uhr im Schwulen Museum einladen: https://www.schwulesmuseum.de/veranstaltung/gutes-leben-imaginieren-interdisziplinaere-gespraeche-zwischen-aktivismus-kunst-und-wissenschaft/

Die Absicht des Workshops ist es durch ein sogenanntes „Austauschformat“ nicht nur die Diversität von HIV als gesellschaftliches Phänomen aufzuzeigen, sondern auch Raum für kritische Diskussionen über politische und gesellschaftliche Strukturen, medizinische Diskurse, Handlungsräume und Stereotypen, die häufig mit HIV verbunden werden und zur Stigmatisierung und Diskriminierung unterschiedlicher Gruppen beitragen können, zu schaffen.

Neben den verbalen Vorträgen wird es im Laufe des Workshops darüber hinaus einen kurzen künstlerischen Beitrag der Mobilen Theatergruppe AfroLebenPlus von der Deutschen Aidshilfe geben.

Aufgrund der begrenzten Anzahl der Teilnehmer*innen, bitten wir um eine Anmeldung im Vorfeld an die folgende E-Mail-Adresse: oertelno@hu-berlin.de. Der Workshop ist für alle Teilnehmer*innen umsonst. Er findet als Teil des Begleitprogramms zur Ausstellung "HIVstories: Living Politics", die noch bis zum 11. November zu besuchen ist, statt.

Exhibition Problem gelöst?

Problem gelöst? Geschichte(n) eines Virus

 

fragments/parts of the exhibition Problem solved? Stories of a virus

exhibition and events at Shedhalle Zurich 1 November 2019 – 5 January 2020

opening 31 October

http://www.geschichten-eines-virus.ch

The exhibition responds to the current mood on Hiv/ Aids, which today has largely lost its horror due to medical advancements. The fact that Hiv infection is no longer a certain death sentence, at least in Western countries, is a great relief.

Educational campaigns moved to preventive campaigns and general awareness on sexual health. Nevertheless, many people continue to be under-informed about the consequences of infections. This is accompanied by the stigmatization of people living with Hiv despite achievements in research and the medical practice to be able to treat Hiv as a chronicle disease, if medication is accessible. Much of the decade-long struggle for recognition and support has disappeared from the social memory. The problem is not solved yet.

With an interdisciplinary approach problem solved? stories of a virus tells the sociopolitical and aesthetic history of the so-called Aidscrisis of the 1980s and 1990s with the example of the city of Zurich, Switzerland and from the point of view of those affected.

The exhibit focuses on Hiv/Aids in the context of sociopolitical aspects, medical history, community work, culture of remembrance, proceeding from stories here in Zurich in the 80s and 90s and across boarders, reaching out to the global and local situation of today. We collaborate with different NGOs and institution, linking artistic positions with historical and current information, facts and activism. The exhibition implies topics that remain largely unlisted in the historical, institutional canon: effects, consequences and actions within the gay-lesbian-queer community and other affected groups; the numerous self-organized initiatives in terms of care but also on funeral and remembrance culture.

Using the example of the city of Zurich and Switzerland, the exhibition traces a “social aesthetics” characterized by the disappearance of individual bodies and the simultaneous emergence of solidary communities.

EUROPACH Closing Conference - Living Politics: Remembering HIV/AIDS Activism Tomorrow

Living Politics: Remembering HIV/AIDS Activism Tomorrow

12-13 September 2019 @ Refugio, Lenaustraße 3-4, 12047 Berlin, Germany

How are politics and life narratives in the fields of HIV/AIDS activism in Europe entangled?

The conference discusses the meaning, methods and importance of preserving histories of HIV/AIDS, and how these and other ongoing practices relate to current engagements with the epidemic. It brings together social science researchers, policy makers and representatives of NGOs and activist groups from the fields of HIV/AIDS, drug policy, LGBTQ rights, sex work, migration politics and prisons. The conference has been organised by the EUROPACH research team, which will present project outputs and concluding arguments about citizenship in Europe in relation to HIV/AIDS. It will celebrate the opening of the exhibition “HIVstories” at the Schwules Museum, and the launch of the EUROPACH contribution to the European HIV/AIDS Archive, which includes over 100 oral history interviews.

Conference language: English with translation on request. 

Click here to see the conference program

Register by 1 September 2019: https://tinyurl.com/y4jktmml 

10th European Conference on Prison Health Promotion, March 20 - 22, 2019 in Bonn (Germany)

Under the title "Making health promotion easy" the 10th European Conference for German speaking countries takes place in Bonn, Germany. Physicians, nurses, social worker, AIDS service organisations, scientists and policy-maker gather to discuss the improvement of prison health care and access to harm reduction and HIV prevention. You can register here.

A new book based on Europach research

A new book based on Europach research in Turkey has been recently published. The publication entitled "Aids und HIV in der Türkei Geschichten und Perspektiven einer emanzipatorischen Gesundheitspolitik" and edited by Zülfukar ÇetinPeter-Paul Bänziger is a unique collection of voices of activists, professionals, representatives of key populations and people living with HIV in Turkey. 

To learn more about the book, visit the website

"Positive in Prison: HIV stories from a Dublin Jail" A docu drama by the History of Prison Health-project (UK)

The 1980s HIV/AIDS crisis may be recent history, but the experiences of those who lived through it are rapidly disappearing from the public mind. To reintroduce one specific collection of experiences, from the HIV/AIDS separation unit in Dublin’s largest prison, historian Janet Weston created a podcast based on oral histories and archival research. You can listen to the podcast here.

Europach at the ESA MidTerm Conference in Cracow

Agata Dziuban (Principal Investigator in Poland) and Todd Sekuler (a postdoctoral researcher) participated in the conference of ESA Sexuality Research Network Sociological Explorations of Sexuality in Europe: Bodies, Practices, and Resistance in Troubled Times at Jagiellonian University 14th-15th February 2019 and and presented a paper entitled "Sexualising the Humanitarianism-Securitisation Nexus: Sexuality, Migration and HIV". 

Photo by: Emilia Oksentowicz, Kolektyw.kolektyw

HIV Stories From Turkey

Hêvî LGBTI Association has recently published a book "HIV Stories From Turkey" in three different languages: Turkish, Kurdish and English. The book presents a collection of 13 stories based on experiences of people living with HIV. In the introduction authors of the books state: 

Living with HIV is not a sickness. HIV is an infection that affects immune system and HIV and AIDS are totally different from each other. However, a systematic discrimination against people with HIV still continues today. HIV Stories from Turkey aims to bring different experiences together and break down prejudices.

For more information, please the website

EUROPACH Interactive HIV/AIDS Policy Map

We are very pleased to announce the completion of a EUROPACH HIV/AIDS interactive policy map on criminalisation in relation to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Europe. This resource has been developed for researchers, activists and advocates who engage in any of the entangled policy fields of HIV/AIDS, drug use, sex work, migration or prisons. It presents users with events from various “stories” of criminalisation in relation to HIV/AIDS in Europe that took place in Germany, Poland, Turkey and the UK. These stories unfold chronologically, or by following the implicated policies and actors introducing “links” between events across time and place. Connecting all five stories are the cultural “logics” that we have analysed to underlie the events. Users are thus able to navigate through these narratives by disentangling their actors, policies and arguments, and exploring the conflicting and complimentary logics that they enact or upon which they are based. Please use the contact function of our website to share your thoughts, ask questions or provide additional information for these maps!

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