The Broken Archive is a cooperation between Villa Romana and Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), funded by the Federal Foreign Office within the framework of The Whole Life: An Archive Project.

Villa Romana
Via Senese 68
50124 Florence, Italy
Tel.: +39 – 055 – 22 16 54

Villa Romana e.V. is funded by


Davood Madadpoor
Angelika Stepken
Agnes Stillger (until 2021)

Christian Aberle

NODE Berlin Oslo

Atseesite, Thorsten Hallscheidt


Register of associations:
County court Frankfurt, VR 14576, tax number 133/5910/2410

Legal Notice
The administrators of Villa Romana regularly review and update the information on their website. Despite the utmost care, information may change in the interim. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that the information provided herein is complete, correct, or up to date nor can we accept responsibility if it is not. The same applies to all websites reached by hyperlinks from our pages. Villa Romana is not responsible for the content of websites reached by such hyperlinks.
Furthermore, Villa Romana reserves the right to change or supplement the information contained in this website without prior notice.
The content and structure of the Villa Romana web pages are protected by copyright. The duplication of information or other data – particularly texts, text excerpts, or images – is prohibited without the prior approval of Villa Romana.

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021 for: Thomas Kilpper
© Villa Romana, Florence

Data Protection

Information on data protection and data processing when visiting our website
These pages provide information concerning the processing of your personal data by the association of Villa Romana (termed “Villa Romana” in the following), which is listed in the register of associations of the Local Court of Frankfurt am Main under the registration number VR 14576, and concerning your data protection rights when visiting the website

Body responsible for data processing
Villa Romana, represented by the executive board:
Brigitte Oetker (chairman)
Michael Münch (treasurer)
Lanna Idriss
Markus Müller
Olaf Nicolai

Villa Romana e.V.
PO Box 3307625
14177 Berlin

Artist House and Offices
Villa Romana
Angelika Stepken

Via Senese 68
50124 Florence, Italy
Tel. + 39 055 221654
District Court Frankfurt am Main, VR 14576
Tax number 133/5910/2410

Purpose and legal grounds for data processing when visiting the website
Please note that when visiting our website the browser you employ on your device will automatically send information to our website’s server. This information is stored temporarily in a Logfile. The following information is captured without any action on your part and is stored until it is automatically deleted:
+ IP-address of the device sending the request,
+ date and time of access,
+ name and URL of the requested file,
+ website from which access originated (referrer URL),
+ the browser and operating system of your device, as well as the name of your access provider.

The above-mentioned data, which is not directly related to the individual person, is processed by us for the following purposes:
+ Ensuring frictionless establishment of a connection with the website,
+ Ensuring effortless use of our website,
+ Evaluation of system security and system stability, as well as
+ Other administrative purposes.
If the data can be related to a person, the legal basis for the data processing mentioned here is given in Art. 6 Para. 1.1 (f) of the Data Protection Regulations (DSGVO). Our justified interest is grounded in the purposes for data capture listed above. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files that will be automatically transmitted to your device’s hard disk (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) by the browser you are using when you visit our website. Cookies do not damage your device and they do not contain viruses, trojans or other malware.
Information pertaining to the particular device employed is stored in the cookie. This does not mean that we receive any direct knowledge of your identity. The use of cookies helps us provide you with a better experience when using our services. We use session cookies that remember whether you have already visited particular pages on our website. These cookies are deleted automatically when you leave our website.
Furthermore, we optimise user friendliness on our website through the integration of Google Maps via the company Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 USA. Google is certified under the EU/Swiss-US-Privacy-Shield and is therefore considered a safe third country. Google uses cookies, for example, in order to tailor advertising shown in Google products, such as Google Search, to the individual user. Information on the data protection rules for this service provider can be found under
The data captured by cookies are required for the purpose of guaranteeing our justified interests as well as those of third parties as given above and in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 (f) DSGVO.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that cookies are not saved on your computer or so that a message always appears before a new cookie is saved. However, be aware that full deactivation of cookies may mean that you are unable to use all the functions of our website.

Distribution and sharing of data
With the exception of the cases explained above, we will only share your data, if
+ distribution is required according to Art. 6 Para. 1.1 (f) DSGVO for the enforcement, exercise or defence of legal rights and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding interest in the non-distribution of your data.
+ according to Art. 6 Para. 1.1 (c) DSGVO a legal obligation exists or distribution is legally permissible and is necessary according to Art. 6 Para. 1.1 (b) DSGVO for the execution of contractual relationship with you.
The transfer of data to third parties for purposes other than those stated here will not take place.

Data subject rights
Your have the right
+ in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO to request information concerning your personal data processed by us. In particular you can request information concerning the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients with whom your data have been or are being shared, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to revision, deletion, limitation of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data insofar as they were not captured by us, as well as the existence of an automatic decision making process, including profiling and, where necessary, meaningful information on the details thereof;
+ to request in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO the rectification without delay of incorrect or incomplete personal data that is stored by us;
+ to request in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO the deletion of your personal data stored by us, insofar as the processing of your data is not necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of speech and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons based in the public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;
+ to request in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO the limitation of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is contested by you or processing is unlawful, but you refuse the deletion of said data, while we no longer require the data, but you require them for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have entered an objection to the data processing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO;
+ in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO to receive your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, current and machine-readable format, or to request that they be transmitted to another responsible body.
+ in accordance with Art. 7 Abs. 3 DSGVO to withdraw at any time permissions issued at an earlier date. A brief, informal email sent to us ( is sufficient. The lawfulness of data processing until the time of permission withdrawal shall remain untouched by the permission withdrawal.
Insofar as your personal data are processed on the basis of legally justified interests in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 11 (f) DSGVO, you have the right, in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO, to file an appeal against the processing of your personal data insofar as reasons stemming from your particular situation exist or insofar as the appeal is directed against direct advertising. A brief, informal message by email ( is sufficient. In the latter case, you have a general right of appeal, which will be applied by us without any requirement to state a special situation.
In addition, you have the option of taking a complaint to a data protection supervisory authority. The data protection supervisory authority responsible for us is:
Der Hessische Datenschutzbeauftragte (Commissioner for Data Protection, Hesse)
PO Box 3163
65021 Wiesbaden
Telefon: +49 611 1408 – 0
Telefax: +49 611 1408 – 611

Data security
For security reasons and for the protection of data transmission, this website uses confidential content, such as requests that you send to us as the website operator, SSL and TLS encryption. An encrypted connection can be recognised in the address line of your browser when “http://” changes to “https://” and by the padlock symbol in your browser line. When the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties. However, please note that online data transmission can experience security breaches. Complete protection of data against third party access is not possible.

Period of validity and amendments to this data protection statement
This data protection statement is valid as of May 2018.
New technologies and the continuous development of this website mean that amendments to this data protection statement can be undertaken. We therefore recommend that you re-read this data protection statement at regular intervals. You can access the most current version at any time via the website of the association.