02. – 12.12.2021

Convince | Stories of people with disabilities

Opening: 02.12.2021 at 06.00pm.
Opening hours: 03.12.-12.12.2021 daily from 02.00pm to 07.00pm.
The usual hygiene measures apply for visiting the exhibition.

The starting point of the exhibition is the question of the value of life and human dignity as well as a critical examination of individual historical episodes from the perspective of contemporary witnesses with disabilities.
The individual exhibition sections provide an insight into life stories from the past and present through narrative interviews. They tell of individual experiences, the process of finding one’s identity and self-reflection. Various objects belonging to the protagonists underpin the personal narratives. Geographically, the exhibition covers Germany, Ukraine and Russia.

The opening will take place on 2. December 2021:

Welcome and opening of the exhibition

Nataliia Zviagintseva, coordinator and curator of the exhibition and
Ilja Seifert, Institute Director at the ABiD Institute Disability & Participation

Panel discussion

with protagonists and co-creators of the exhibition.
Prof. Dr. Swantje Köbsell, disability educator and research assistant at the University of Bremen
Bärbel Reichelt, former chairwoman of the Berlin Association for the Disabled
Fred Kutzner, member of the Berlin Mitte Advisory Council for the Disabled
Hartmut Smikac, project manager of the internet portal “Barrier-free Tourism. Info”
and Ilja Seifert, Director of the ABiD Institute for Disability & Participation
Moderation: André Nowak, ABiD Spokesperson for International Cooperation

Tour through the exhibition

with Ilja Seifert and Nataliia Zviagintseva


The exhibition “überZEUGEN: Geschichten von Menschen mit Behinderung” was created within the framework of the DRA programme “INKuLtur – für Inklusion und kulturelle Teilhabe” (INKuLtur – for inclusion and cultural participation) in cooperation with ABiD-Institut Behinderung & Partizipation and partner organisations from Ukraine and is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

The gallery is barrier-free accessible.


02. – 12.12.2021


CLB Berlin
Aufbau Haus am Moritzplatz
10969 Deutschland


DRA e.V. & ABiD Institut Behinderung und Partizipation