Stories on Violence


How Violens.org began

Violens.org started with a punch in the face.  This simple question “You have a light?” got Dirk Könnecke a broken jaw and an extended stay in hospital. Even after 27 years this experience and its effects are still present. You can find Dirk’s story here. Based on the friendship with the photographer Martin U Waltz Dirk Könnecke came up with the idea to turn his experience into an art project of literature and photography. And to offer to others who have experienced violence the very same opportunity.

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Violens.org is art

Violens.org is an art project on violence. We believe we are all equal when it comes to violence. And we are interested in all experiences of violence and all perspectives on violence . We do not judge. We are no therapists either. We wish to create an artistic reflection on violence. Very subjective and with lots of empathy.

Each and every story is unique and we will approach it with the utmost respect.

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Violens.org is looking for you.

We are looking for people who have experienced violence. Victims, perpetrators, witnesses. Are you willing to share your story? We will listen to you. Please learn more.