A project by

in collaboration with Kunst Meran and Summer School Südtirol

Artists, designers and authors
Artistic direction
With the support of

Autonomous Province of Bolzano
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Municipality of Bolzano
Stiftung Sparkasse Foundation
Municipality of Brixen

Talks and Discussions

The creation process of the posters against violence against women* is accompanied by dialogues with activists and experts. In two digital, discursive workshops at the end of March, different perspectives were brought together, which in their combination drew a complex and somewhat painful picture of our society.

How do patriarchal structures determine prevailing myths in our society? What image of women* is conveyed to boys and men from early childhood and how does this form a fertile ground for various forms of violence? How can we “queer” these images? What performative effect does an unreflective use of language have? How do men also suffer under patriarchal structures? Whose voices are heard? And what does it mean to be a body of colour occupying space?

By gathering different perspectives and the discussions that arose, we tried to explore themes, images, languages and narratives that the posters want to engage with artistically and literarily.

These spaces of shared exchange will continue in the form of readings, discussions, performances and concerts between May and September 2021 in Bolzano at Lungomare, in Merano at Kunst Meran and at the Summer School Südtirol.

Discussion #1

23.03.2021 / 14.00 – 17.00

Monika Hauser (Founder and Board Member of the women’s rights organisation Medica Mondiale)
Armin Bernhard (Professor of Social Science, Co-Founder of the Network for Violence Prevention)

Discussion #2

31.03.2021 / 16.00 – 19.00

Barbara Bachman & Franziska Gilli (Authors of the book: Whore or Saint – Being a Woman in Italy)
Fouzia Wamaitha Kinyanjui (Activist and Feminist; Organises and coordinates awareness raising projects and empowerment against racism)
Christine Clignon (GEA, Bolzano Women’s Shelter, Contact Point against Violence against Women)

Share the campaign

The campaign is supported by a website from which the posters, which are protected by the Creative Commons licence, can be downloaded, printed and disseminated to other areas. We invite you to share the campaign both through social media using the hashtags #qualcosanonva #etwaslaeuftfalsch and in the national and international public space.


On the project website, you can also find mutimedia materials that accompanied and inspired the campaign development process, as well as information about the posters and the contributors.