Together we'll dive into the history of sexual science and sex life in Berlin. We'll start in the late 19th Century and go through the roaring 20s and the downfall of sexual freedom at the hand of the Nazis. We'll cover the resurrection after the war in a divided Berlin, as well as the current state today. Things we'll explore include Dr Magnus Hirschfeld's story – one of the world's first sexual scientists; the foundation of the world's first gay rights organization; Berlin's sex and night life in the 20s; world famous Eldorado clubs, that even saw high Nazi officials as visitors; the home of British writer Christopher Isherwood, whose Berlin stories led to a world famous musical; the former location of sexologist Dr. Hirschfeld's institute of sexual science; the eradication of sexual freedom by Nazi Germany and its resurrection after WWII; the emergence of the AIDS epidemic and how differently West and East Germany/Berlin dealt with it; the districts of Nollendorfplatz and Kottbusser Tor, some of the world's biggest LGBTQ centers; and the history of current clubs of sexual liberty, including the Kit Kat, Berghain, and Lab. Kindly support by Federal Foundation Magnus Hirschfeld.
I am a sociologist and I focused my studies on gender, queer theory, decolonization, and sexualities. Currently I run a blog on the social sciences of sexualities (http://orgysmic.com). I have been working and volunteering for several sexual health, queer, and human rights NGOs, including Germany's national HIV/AIDS healthcare organization. I have been living in Berlin since 2014, and I have been fascinated by sex for more than 10 years—so with me, you'll surely get the facts about sex you never knew before. instagram.com/jeffmannes
We will explore a number of landmarks in the history of sexuality in Berlin, including important stops around Nollendorfplatz, the former location of the institute of sexual science, and the memorial for gays and lesbians murdered by Nazi Germany.
9月30日 星期一 17:30到20:30。
Please bring a public transit ticket. This tour is wheelchair-friendly. Contact me if you can't find an available date, I'll try to arrange. Very unique tour: Makes a great gift for your loved ones.