Suizid – Let's talk about it

 

10. September 2021 – 03. April 2022

Exhibition Opening
10. September 2021

International Symposium
28. January 2022

An accompanying programme with weekly events is to be found under "events"!

Suizid – Let's talk about it!

The Museum for Sepulchral Culture shows its comprehensive special exhibition on suicide since World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th , 2021. This exhibition presents examples from art and cultural history, medicine, the humanities and social sciences to provde information, suggestions, challenges, and opportunities to reflect on how society and individuals deal with suicide. A book publication as well as an extensive event programme will accompany the exhibition in cooperation with other institutions, associations and societies. The aim is to promote public communication on suicide.

Suicide and suicidal behaviour are omnipresent and yet taboo. They are symptoms of psychosocial problems. This contradiction of omnipresence and stigmatisation as well as tabooing is also reflected in the lack of specific references, documents and objects in the inventory of the Museum for Sepulchral Culture in Kassel – a museum, which exclusively and decidedly deals with the topics around the finiteness of our lives. The aims of the special exhibition are clear and urgent: the exhibition serves to de-taboo and destigmatise suicide and the experiences and circumstances that trigger it. It should make an effective contribution to suicide prevention. These goals are to be achieved by a public-effective confrontation with the historically grown and partly still valid reasons for the discomfort caused by the end of life actively sought through one's own actions or omissions. With the help of international cooperations, the project will make an innovative artistic, cultural and scientific contribution with high visibility. It wants to encourage institutions and cultural workers to deal with suicide and contribute to the generation and transfer of knowledge in this field. In addition, a broad audience will be informed about the present and future possible spectrum of frameworks for action and possibilities for help. The realisation of the objectives is achieved within the framework of the exhibition and an extensive accompanying programme as well as a publication. By pointing out and discussing commonplaces and prejudices with their positive or negative connotations – depending on the moral standards, the state of knowledge and the goals of the actors and individuals of different epochs and social milieus – the project will also ask for a utopia: How can a society be created from which no one has to or wants to choose self-induced death because of his or her suffering?

Since the start of planning, the leading suicidologist and head of the National Suicide Prevention Program (NaSPro), Prof. Dr. Reinhard Lindner, Institute of Social Work, University of Kassel, has been part of the project team as scientific director.

Scientific Advisory Board

An interdisciplinary advisory board was set up to support the project.

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Prof. Dr. Daniel Hornuff

Position: Professor for theory and practice of design, Kunsthochschule Kassel

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Dipl. Psych. Georg Fiedler

Position: Formerly Therapy Centre for Suicidal People, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf

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PD Dr. med. Ute Lewitzka

Position: Specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy and senior physician at the Clinic and Polyclinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital, 1st Chair of the German Society for Suicide Prevention (DGS)

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Prof. em. Dr. Thomas Macho

Position: Director of IFK (International Research Centre Cultural Studies Art Academy Linz in Vienna)

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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Matthias Kettner

Position: Vice Dean Research, Faculty for Cultural Reflection, University of Witten/Herdecke

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Prof. i. R. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Rolf-Peter Warsitz

Position: Specialist in psychiatry and psychoanalysts, former professor of social therapy, Institute for Social Welfare, University of Kassel, 1st Chairman of the Alexander Mitscherlich Institute Kassel (DPV/IPA)

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Prof. Dr. med. Barbara Schneider

Position: Chief Physician of the Dependence Disorders Department at the LVR Clinic Cologne and Head of the National Suicide Prevention Program (NaSPro)

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Dr. Guus Sluiter

Position: Director of the Museum Tot Zover, Amsterdam

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Prof. Dr. phil. Martin Teising

Position: Specialist in psychiatry and psychoanalysis, former President of the International Psychoanalytic University, Berlin

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Susanne Völker

Position: Head of the Cultural Department of the City of Kassel

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Francesca Woodman (USA)
"House #3" (1975-1976/2001) Providence, Rhode Island
© Estate of Francesca Woodman / Charles Woodman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York & VG

Advise

An drei Tagen in der Woche werden Studierende der Sozialen Arbeit der Universität Kassel im Museum anwesend sein. Sie stehen für offene Gespräche rund um Suizid und Suizidalität zur Verfügung. Bei Bedarf können sie eine vertrauliche Erstberatung bei Problemen, Sorgen, Suizidalität anbieten und auf geeignete weiterführende Angebote verweisen. Die Studierenden werden ihrerseits vom Suizidologen und wissenschaftlichem Projektleiter Prof. Dr. Reinhard Lindner sowie Salome Möhrer-Nolte, Leiterin der TelefonSeelsorge Nordhessen e. V. ausgebildet, begleitet und beraten.

Anwesenheit:

Freitags, 15 bis 17 Uhr
Samstag, 14 bis 16 Uhr
Sonntags, 14 bis 16 Uhr

 

Suizid – Let's talk about it! digital

Media

Hessenschau

Open Counseling Offer in Museum in Kassel: Let's talk about ... Suizid!

10.01.2022

>> AUDIO

Curch in NDR

Interview with the suicidologist Reinhard Lindner

07.01.2022

>> AUDIO

FINK Hamburg

Suicide among men – Let's talk about it!

09.12.2021 / with our scientific project partner Prof. Dr. Reinhard Lindner

>> AUDIO

ARTE Journal

Exhibition: Suizide – Let's talk about it!

25.11.2021

>> VIDEO

3sat Kulturzeit

About the exhibition and artist Felix Dolah

28.11.2021

>> VIDEO

hessenschau

Interview on exhibition at Museum for Sepulchral Culture
"Relatives are penalized twice"

10.09.2021

>> VIDEO

DLF Kultur  Studio 9

World Suicide Prevention Day: Exhibition in Kassel aims to end silence

10.09.2021

>> AUDIO

DLF Kultur  Kompressor

Exhibition on Suicide in Kassel
Breaking a Taboo

10.09.2021

>> AUDIO

hessenschau

Exhibition about suicide
A look into "Suizid – Let's talk about it!"

10.09.21

>> VIDEO

hessenschau

Exhibition about suicide
short clip

10.09.21

>> VIDEO

DOMRADIO Der Tag

"Suizid - Let's talk about it!" 
Interview with Dr. Dirk Pörschmann

10.09.2021

>> AUDIO

RTL News

Suicide exhibition in Kassel shows ways out of life crisis

10.09.2021

>> VIDEO

HR2 Kultur "Am Nachmittag"

Talk with Dirk Pörschmann

10.09.2021

>> AUDIO

Podcast of the Uni Kassel

How to exhibit suicide?

27.08.2021

>> AUDIO

 

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