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The Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) is networked with the world. International conflicts and crises such as the terrorist attack by Hamas on Israel and the resulting war in the Gaza Strip do not leave the University untouched. As with all military conflicts, it is the civilian population that suffers most. The escalation of violence in the Middle East also has a global impact and continues in Germany. We observe with concern that national, ethnically or religiously motivated resentments are growing stronger as a result.

The HfG is in solidarity and friendship with the Bezalel Art Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and would like to build further bridges in the region. The recent conflict shows why these places of constructive exchange, artistic and academic debate and discussion are needed, regardless of origin, faith and world view. At academic institutions, views and expectations should be able to meet in a protected space in order to contribute to common solutions.

This is precisely why the HfG Karlsruhe must not be a place of racism or anti-Semitism, of inhuman or sexist speech. University members who are personally affected by the recent political conflicts and need support can contact the HfG Rectorate or the following contact points for psychosocial counseling:

Psychotherapeutische Beratungsstelle (PBS) des Studierendenwerks Karlsruhe
PBS Karlsruhe
Rudolfstraße 20
76131 Karlsruhe
Telefon: +49 (0)721 9334060

Kronenstraße 23
76133 Karlsruhe
Telefon +49 (0)721 385038

Stadt Karlsruhe, Bildung & Soziales

Matthias Bruhn, Constanze Fischbeck, Thomas Fröhlich

Note: The HfG welcomes comments, questions and suggestions. At the same time, we value friendly cooperation. You can find our Netiquette here

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