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Participatory Poster Presentation at the 6th Berlin Workshop on Participatory Research

On Friday 25 February 2022, the 6th Berlin Workshop on Participatory Research took place online. It offers a platform for people who are planning or conducting participatory research to exchange ideas, concepts, strategies, methods and challenges related to participatory research. Following the workshop spirit, various interactive event formats were available such as project workshops, thematic workshops and poster presentations. Under the motto 'Experience learning - it's not only others who make mistakes', the aim of this year's Berlin Workshop was to critically reflect on different projects together and to develop approaches to solutions, thus advancing a profitable learning culture for participatory research in the German-speaking world.

The team behind the project 'Cultural Participation in the Museum - the Potential of Digitalisation' presented their progress at the workshop, in the form of a poster presentation, in order to critically reflect and discuss with other delegates the needs of people with intellectual disabilities in museums - especially with regard to the degree of participation of those involved. Participatory (research) projects were given the opportunity to introduce themselves and to converse with interested visitors. With the help of the online conference tool, a realistic interaction with other participants of the Berlin workshop was possible in the form of avatars in virtual rooms. Our poster entitled ‘Examining accessible museums with people with intellectual disabilities’ was created in an interdisciplinary and participatory way by the project participants (Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum Bremerhaven, Lebenshilfe Bremerhaven and Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences Wolfenbüttel). In addition, all project participants (experts in their own right, professionals, scientists) were given the opportunity to present the results together. The team agreed that Rosemarie Brikmanis-Brückner (specialist from the Lebenshilfe partner service), Lena Link (expert in her own right) and Linda Münch (research assistant at Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences) would give the presentation on behalf of all those involved in the project. The following quotes (in German) reflect the impressions gathered during the poster presentation at the 6th Berlin Workshop on Participatory Research:


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