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16. March 2023 19:00

Talk with queer, Deaf artists from Berlin Rita Mazza and Tom Käbisch, moderated by Dana Cermane.

As a socio-political and queer-feminist activist Dana Cermane deals with queer issues, the (legal) equality of sign language, Deaf culture and is interested in concerns of young people. Dana loves to question and discuss mechanisms of discrimination, the education system and capitalism, in doing so Dana made a name for herself as a taboo breaker.

Tom Käbisch is an artist and activist. Tom works as an educator and team leader. Tom is also a stage artist and performer at the ViFest! festival and the Jugendfestival5. Tom regularly gives children’s book readings in sign language for Deaf children. Tom gives lectures on coming out and identity and negotiates these issues in the arts through poetry and visual vernuclar. Since 2022, Tom has also volunteered to host the talk show “Finger Pointing in Sign Language” on ALEXA BERLIN TV.

Rita Mazza is a Deaf queer freelance artist, actress, visual sign performer and dancer. She received several awards for her leading role of Sarah in God’s Forgotten Children with Theater Artisti Associati Company in Italy. Rita Mazza also serves as the artistic director of Festival del Silenzio, an international performing arts event focused on sign language and Deaf arts. She speaks Italian Sign Language fluently as well as German, French and International Sign. Rita Mazza has been living in Berlin since 2010 and is currently working as an artistic director and performer on visual sign language performances in Berlin. She has a longstanding collaboration with Making a Difference.


Event information

The event will take place in German Sign Language (DGS). Information if the event will be translated into German spoken language. The wearing of FPP2 masks in the exhibition halls is mandatory. If this is not possible due to access reasons, please inform us before your visit. Entry: 4€

Access Information


The museum is accessible by public transport (details provided below).
There are no barrier-free parking spaces in the area.
There are a few public paid parking spaces in the immediate area.

Step-free entry for all visitors is possible via the courtyard. Please use the open gate to the left of the main entrance door. The entrance door to the museum is located on the right and will be open too.
If you encounter any problems ring the bell, or ring the contact phone number: 030 69 59 92 62

The path into the courtyard is paved.
It has a slight incline of less than 5%.
The entrance is the first door on the right. This is the café.
Wheelchairs or walking aids can be parked in a guarded area.
The exhibition rooms, café and library are accessible at ground level or via ramps and lifts.
There are two wheelchair-accessible toilets with fold-up grab bars.
The movement areas of the toilets are 130 x 150 cm in front of the WC.
The toilet in the foyer has 70 x 90 cm space to the right of the WC.
The toilet between rooms 3 and 4 has 70 x 90 cm space to the left of the WC.
The exhibits and information are mainly visible while sitting down.
The doors and passages in the museum are at least 90 cm wide.

Other information

There is a cloakroom with lockers.
Assistance dogs are permitted in all rooms.
The entrance is not designed to be visually contrasting.
Toilets are all-gender and single cubicles usable by function.
There is a beanbag seat for the audience, which can be reserved. If you need a specific seat or a more relaxed entrance due to visible or invisible disabilities, please come 20 minutes before the performance starts.

We strive to make information on barriers transparent and are working to reduce them further. If you have any tips or questions, please feel free to contact us: kontakt@schwulesmuseum.de or call 030 69 59 90 50

Public Transport

U Nollendorfplatz: U1, U2, U3 & U4, Bus M19, 106 & 187
U Kurfürstenstraße: U1
Lützowstraße/Potsdamer Straße: Bus M48 & M85


Foto-Credit: Exhibition View of Rita Mazzas video “Dandelion II, 2022” in “Queering the Crip, Cripping the Queer”, Schwules Museum © Patricia Sevilla Ciordia