to the s*he\ter website!
We appreciate your interest in our project and kindly invite you to navigate this website for further information on our project.
What makes me feel good? And how can I exchange ideas with people who have experienced similar things as I have? Answering these and similar questions is the objective we intend to accomplish with our research project.
We are a team of researchers from different disciplines. Our aim is to develop new and innovative support and networking services with you. These services are supposed to be aligned with your needs and to incorporate your strategies of empowerment.
The s*he\ter project follows a participatory model with participants and researchers working together as equal partners.
Are you interested to participate? Click here to find out more.
How can you participate?
Many people who have been affected by sexualized violence want to be involved in the design of counseling and support services. They would like to share their ideas and experiences.
For the time being, too little attention is paid to these findings in practice. This is where the s*he\ter research project of Hochschule Mannheim University of Applied Sciences comes in. In this project, researchers are working with people who have experienced sexualized violence to test and develop new and interactive forms of
Depending on the interests of the participants, virtual formats will also be tested. These could include chat rooms, virtual art galleries or specifically developed digital game applications.
The project is located in Mannheim. However, only virtual participation is also possible at any time.
The s*he\ter project works with different creative methods to express a variety of ideas. We would like to further develop these methods progressively with you as our research partners. Our objective is to find out
We also hope that our project will make the perspective of those affected more visible in the current discussion about sexualized violence and will promote their networking.
Research, practical knowledge and personal experience
s*he\ter sees itself as a transdisciplinary research project. This means that we are interested in bringing together different viewpoints:
Researchers from the disciplines of social work, computer science, media science and design studies are involved in the project. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Now, we would like to explain more precisely how the project is structured and how you can participate.
It is important for us to emphasize that you can end your participation at any time, and you are not required to talk about your experiences.
The group of participants consists of a maximum of twelve people. We also work in small groups, depending on the topics of interest.
s*he\ter is about drafting and practically implementing new ideas for the design of counseling and support services in an open and creative process. This is how we contribute to improving existing social work practice.
On our path towards improvement, it is helpful to learn what has had or would have had a positive impact on your well-being and self-concept. If you are interested, we would like to ask you about this in an interview in an informal, relaxed setting. It goes without saying, that taking part in the interview is not a requirement for your participation in the project.
The s*he\ter project is supervised and managed by researchers from the Hochschule Mannheim University of Applied Sciences. The researchers belong to different disciplines reaching from social work, computer science, media science to design studies.
Besides German, we also speak:
English, Spanish and Russian.
Would you like to learn more about the s*he\ter project and participate in it?
Just send us your name and phone number via e-mail or leave a message on the answering machine. We will get back to you.
We look forward to working with you!