Note: the “share your story” section of this page is primarily targeted at physics students at the Faculty of Physics at the University of Vienna, since the authors of this page are their student representatives. Most universities will have some reporting services, and we encourage you to seek out those facilities and student representatives. You can also reach out us if you’re interested in start something similar (see *Bonus).
Share your story
This project doubles as the launch of our anonymous reporting tool. If you have an incident you want to be recorded for us to know more about discrimination at the faculty, you can report it here. Reporting anonymously is only for data collection purposes: if you want to file an official report, please follow the University of Vienna’s procedures (see next point).
Share your story for art-ification
If you would like to provide a story for publication similar to the ones we already have on the website, it can be shared here. Please only report stories from yourself you are comfortable with being part of the project.
Report to the University
As this is a student run project, we can not and will not impose any sanctions on anyone. We will not publicly shame specific people, and we anonymize the stories we get as much as possible. But if we want there to be real consequences for shitty behaviour this stuff needs to be officially reported. Help and assistance for this process is provided here.
Due to generous funding from the KOA (Koordinationsausschuss) of the ÖH Uni Wien we are able to pay artists for graphical preparation of different discrimination stories we collected for the sake of publication. Please contact us at email@example.com if you are interested in participating.
Speak up and make art visible
Many of the incidents you (will) see on this website happen in public. If you see behaviour which is not okay, speak up! Try to support the affected people: ask them how they are, be kind and don’t take actions without asking them. Don’t let people bully others for any reason.
Print out the art pieces from the website that moved you most and hang them up! At the faculty, in your office, in the hallways, in the lecture halls and in the common areas.
We are not professionals, we are scientists. If you have any feedback you are welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Bonus: if you are not from the Faculty of Physics of UniVie
…we would be very interested to spread the anonymous reporting tool to your students! Reach out to us (email@example.com) if you want help with implementing your own version of the survey! We’re also happy to have our art distributed far and wide.