Diversity is our Creative Advantage

Events with interactive and creative elements bring the LMU community and interested parties together and create new approaches to diversity-related topics.


Multiple Diversities: A Day at the Rachel Carson Center Landhaus

9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Point: 9:15 a.m. at Rachel Carson Center, Leopoldstr. 11a, 80802 Munich, Germany

This one-day excursion will introduce interested students and researchers to the interdisciplinary research community of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (LMU) at the RCC Landhaus.

A bus will take the group to Hermannsdorfer Landwerkstätten, an ecofarm in Glonn, Upper Bavaria. Dr. Alessandro Rippa, VW Freigeist Fellow and PI of “Environing Infrastructures: Communities, Ecologies, and China’s ‘Green’ Development in Contemporary Southeast Asia,” environmental historian Andreas Jünger (RCC), and Karl Schweisfurth (Hermannsdorf), who is a pioneer in ecological farming, will introduce the group to aspects of diversity in farming.

Additionally, participants will get the chance to discuss research with a group of international RCC Landhaus fellows.

The bus is scheduled to leave Munich at around 9:30 a.m. and return to Munich at 5:30 p.m. Please see the full program for details. Programm (PDF, 167 KB).

The event has already taken place.

Further details:
Target Group: LMU-Community
Format: Excursion
Language: English
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Media diversity at the LMU Munich University Library

University Library,
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 Munich
Palm leaf manuscripts from India, an Armenian manuscript scroll, the Talmud of the survivors, Koran manuscripts, the September Testament of Martin Luther with the marginalia of Johannes Eck, the smallest book in the world, tissue paper prints on the Beijing observatory of the 17th century. But also bookplates, records, early mangas from Japan, historical children's books, photo albums, leaflets, copperplate engravings, graphics, archives. The university library and its media landscape is colorful - more than just the mountain of books on Ludwigstraße.
Inspiring Paths to Science
Audine Laurian

Thomas-Mann-Halle (1. Floor, North Wing)
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 Munich
The number of women in science and academia declines with each successive career stage in STEM subjects. As a result, STEM subjects lack the richness of a diversified population. This has serious implications for the research system. Diverse workplaces have been shown to be more productive, innovative, and creative because people from different backgrounds approach problems in a different way and develop different hypotheses. With the purpose of raising awareness of the systematic underrepresentation of women in academic careers and providing students and the scientific community with female and male role models, a comic book named "Of course!" was published.

The comic book was converted into a comic exhibition on the occassion of Girls' Day 2022 and of the Diversity Initiative 2022. The exhibitions brings the diverse stories of 14 female and male scientists from the STEM fields to life on LMU campus.


More Than One Revolution – Book presentation and dance performance
Prof. Dr. Lilia Diamantopoulou,
Simon Goeke

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Kleine Aula, A 120,
Main Building at LMU,
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 Munich
"You've got to fight to take your right / because it's "We - the people" / No matter pink or black or white / Let's make our dreams come legal / -Equality that's what we stand for-" - so first verses of the song "More than one Revolution" produced by the Institute for Neo-Greek Studies in 2021. Together with the music piece "New Heroes, Young Gods" they accompany the digital panorama tour of the Munich Propylaea. Both pieces deal with the themes of identity, human rights, revolutionary history, among others. The digital tour also includes a virtual exhibition on 200 years of revolutionary history and German-Greek relations, with a focus on Munich. The book "More than a Revolution" elaborates on these relations, complements and deepens the digital project in a scientific way. The reading will present the book and a performance to the song "More than one revolution".

Please register via e-mail.


How does Inclusion Sound?
Prof. Dr. Alexandra Kertz-Welzel,
Dr. Sibylle Köllinger-Krebl,
Beatrice McNamara

6:00-7:00 p.m.
Institute for Music Pedagogy, Leopoldstraße 13, Room 1501, 5th floor.

No registration required.
Through its multisensuality, music makes it possible to realize inclusion in a special way. Everyone can make music with the abilities they have and thus create a sound space that is characteristic for them. Different elements of music such as rhythm, melody or the connection to speech and movement can be shaped in many ways, according to the abilities of individuals. In the workshop, based on research results of the project "Designing inclusive lessons with music," three different improvisation models will be tried out and reflected upon: a discovering approach to different instruments, a drum circle, and the transformation of images into music and movement. Through forms of accessible music making, inclusion can be experienced directly.

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Target group: LMU community and interested public
Language: German / English


The AfroGreeks - Screening of two documentaries followed by a discussion and accompanying photo exhibition.
Prof. Dr. Lilia Diamantopoulou

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Lecture hall A014,
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 Munich
The director Menelaos Karamaghiolis with his team Documatism and the Nigerian-Greek researcher Adeola Aderemi deal with the Afro-Greek community of Athens. As a result, a series of filmic recordings have been created from which two 20-minute documentaries will be screened. The screening will be followed by a discussion coordinated by Grace Nwoke, who is a staff member of the Cultural Center of African Art and Culture in Athens "Anasa" and has done research on the Afro-Nigerian community in Athens. In addition to the screening, a small exhibition will be presented with photographic material from the work of the two documentary filmmakers.

Please register via e-mail.

Additional information:
Target audience: LMU community and interested public.
Format: Documentary film, panel discussion
Language: English
Size: max. 94 people
Rome (1989) - documentary film followed by discussion
Prof. Dr. Lilia Diamantopoulou

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Small assembly hall, A 120, LMU main building,
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 München
In 1989, with "Rome", director Menelaos Karamaghiolis created a film that is considered the "turning point" of Greek documentary film, which is also why it has received several international awards. The 75-minute film was shown at the Viennale in 2021. On the Viennale site it is described as follows: "Taking Greece as a case study, ROM, as a masterpiece of figurative observation, finds other images than the at best grossly simplistic, at worst defamatory depictions of the Romani-speaking population. Menelaos Karamaghiolis on his film: "ROM is an avant-garde film, produced by the Greek state broadcaster, which after years of persuasion was finally willing to finance a film about the situation of the Roma in Greece. For the first time, the word 'Roma' was used in Greek publicity, which led to problems with Greek television, which censored the film when it was first broadcast in 1989. The committee found that the film offended Greek society and hurt its religious feelings." (Nicole Brenez)
Not much has changed in the situation of Roma in Greece since 1989; just a little less than a month ago, several Roma youth died as a result of police violence. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the director.

Please register via e-mail.

Additional information:
Target audience:
LMU community and interested public.
Format: Documentary film, panel discussion
Language: English
Size: max. 94 people

Guided Tour

Objects of the Revolution: The Modern Greek Kingdom in Bavaria
Prof. Dr. Lilia Diamantopoulou
Michelle Wittmann

3:00-5:00 p.m.

Starting Point:
Munich City Museum, Sankt-Jakobs-Platz 1, 80331 Munich
In 1821, Greece won the struggle for independence against the Ottoman Empire and celebrated the founding of its state as a result of this victory. On the occasion of the jubilee year 2021, the Objects of Revolution seminar investigated significant historical objects of this uproarious revolutionary period, which are presented in a virtual exhibition on Instagram. Due to the once strong connection of the Bavarian and the New Greek kingdoms, exhibits reflecting the material culture of the revolutionary period can be found especially in Munich's museums and libraries, as well as in the cityscape. These objects were examined for their function and ideational meaning and united in one place through a digital presentation. Now there is an opportunity to discover these objects in a city walk and connect the digital with the real world. For the project, Neo-Grecian Studies received the Teaching Innovation Award 2021

The city tour includes free admission to the Munich City Museum. Possibly public transportation (subway) will be used during the city tour (not included in the ticket).

The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 15 people. Please register by e-mail.

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