Sonja Eismann in conversation with Sabina Becker and Derya Binışık.
Christian Schad's „Sonja“ is considered the prototype of the emancipated „New Woman“ in the Weimar Republic. At the beginning of the 20th century, a process of social modernization began, which went hand in hand with a new understanding of gender roles. Many women broke with the conventional female lifestyles, took a job as employees, and frequented cafés and night clubs alone, without male companion. The introduction of women's suffrage in 1918 was another decisive step for the emancipation of women. Literature and media scientist Sabina Becker, professor at the Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg, will shed light on the women's movement in the Weimar Republic, while political scientist, activist and filmmaker Derya Binışık from the Gunda Werner Institute for Feminism & Gender Democracy in Berlin will throw some spotlights on current feminist debates. The discussion will be moderated by Sonja Eismann, journalist and cultural scientist in Berlin and co-editor of the feminist „Missy Magazine“.
The events will take place as part of a lecture series from September 2022 to June 2023, on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 pm. Unless otherwise noted, the events will be held in German.
Afterwards, the exhibition can be visited until 10 pm.
Participation in the lecture and admission to the exhibition are free of charge.
Online booking required.
The event series is made possible by the Ferdinand-Möller-Stiftung, Berlin.