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Sexism debate : 31.000 euros for the renovation of the Alice-Salomon-facade

Exactly 31.575 Euro and 59 cents paid by the Alice Salomon Hochschule (ASH) to remove the controversial poem "avenidas" of the façade and to make the wall of

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Sexism debate : 31.000 euros for the renovation of the Alice-Salomon-facade

Exactly 31.575 Euro and 59 cents paid by the Alice Salomon Hochschule (ASH) to remove the controversial poem "avenidas" of the façade and to make the wall of the House. This is evident from the reply of the Senate to a request of the CDU-party member of Parliament Hans-Christian Hausmann.

Therefore be gone, the money is totally from the higher education Fund. A facade renovation was due to cracks in the plaster necessary anyway, so the Senate Chancellery. Accordingly, there is no extra are costs to remove the poem.

The CDU in mind, nevertheless, to the high cost. "In view of the expensive, taxpayer-funded redesign of the facade, the persons responsible must be the question of the extent to which here is of proportionality can be spoken," says Hans-Christian Hausmann. "The money would have been invested elsewhere in the interest of the students better."

Every five years, a new poem on the facade

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The academic Senate, had spoken out in the summer of 2016 for a redesign of the facade, after members of the University, and finally, Asta had made the poem at this place in question. The lines of Eugen Gomringer - avenues/avenues and flowers/flowers/flowers and women/avenues/avenues and women/avenues of trees and flowers and women and/an admirer - reproduced a Patriarchal art tradition, in which women are exclusively beautiful muses and convey sexist tendencies, the critics.

the decision of The College to separate from the poem, had been criticized in the media massively. Also the state Minister for Culture Monika Grütters (CDU) spoke of an "appalling act of cultural barbarism", Berlin's cultural Senator Klaus Lederer (Left) had called the accusation, the poem is sexist, "absurd".

But now wants to show the Alice Salomon University of applied Sciences on your facade every five years, the work of another poet. The beginning of poet Barbara Köhler, who was honored last year with the Alice Salomon poetics prize.

Since December last year, comes on the wall-to-word: ADMIRE YOU/DOUBT YOU DECIDE/OR LARGE/OR SMALL to BE WRITTEN in SUCH a way/STAND in FRONT of YOU/IN YOUR LANGUAGE/WISH YOU/BON DIA GOOD LUCK. Köhler wrote the lines specifically for the ASH, the Senate had taken the choice on the Basis of an Online vote of the members of the University.

the Whole of the old face is not forgotten, however: Some of his letters appear in the new Text, a targeted sting by Barbara Köhler. In addition, a metal plaque in Spanish, German and English below the German President Horst köhler lines of "avenidas" and the fierce debate around Gomringers.

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