BERLIN GLOBAL SHOWROOM

BERLIN GLOBAL is an exhibition about interconnections, stories and the question of how Berlin is connected to the world. In the SHOWROOM you will find streams of our events, background stories and photos from the exhibition.

Titelbild des Films REPRESENTATION MATTERS
AUS MEINER SICHT: Dorota Perspective Space

AUS MEINER SICHT: Dorota

Full Video on YouTube

In the PERSPEKTIVRAUM series, BERLIN GLOBAL invites experts and activists, critics and friends of the exhibition to convey their perspectives on selected topics in order to get into conversation with one another and to enrich current discourses and debates. The second film in the PERSPEKTIVRAUM series: “Representation Matters - Racism in the Entertainment Industry” by filmmaker and activist Jermain Raffington and journalist Alice Hasters examines the representation of People of Color in the German media landscape. In cooperation with Kulturprojekte Berlin.

Eine Frau schaut auf eine gläserne Vitrine, im Bild steht der Titel des Videos "Aus meiner Sicht"
IN MY VIEW: Dorota Berlin Ausstellung

IN MY VIEW: Dorota

In our series "BERLIN GLOBAL: In my View" we present personal perspectives on the Berlin exhibition at the Humboldt Forum.

The “Boundaries” room of the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition makes boundaries literally visible. An illuminated map on the floor shows Berlin’s roads and waterways. Tall glass cases containing remarkable historical objects stand on the map, indicating the boundaries that surrounded, divided and were determined in Berlin in the past. The map is also surrounded by media stations in the form of surveying equipment.

For Polish Berliner Dorota Kott, the room has a special significance. In this video, the geographer, urban planner and founder of the socio-cultural project agency kollek-tief explores the city’s various boundaries. For her, these include more than simple geographical dividing lines. Individual limitations and historical aspects can also give rise to boundaries.

Dorota was also involved in the conception of the “Interconnection” room of the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition. Three of her objects can be found there: a honey jar, a box of postcards and a warning sign. You can listen to the stories about them in the exhibition. Examples of Dorota’s work and current projects can be found on Instagram (@kollek.tief.berlin).

Video: Anne Preussel

Free entry for everyone carrying Ukranian passport, a visa for the Ukraine...

...or the valid student identification for a Ukranian university and a visa for residence in Germany – this also applies…

Інформація українською мовою

Free entry on October 2th

BERLIN GLOBAL is part of the Museum Sunday. Tickets are available at the box office on-site and online.

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Drei Besucher*innen schauen sich die Freifläche 30 kg in der Ausstellung BERLIN GLOBAL an

Open Space "30 kg"

An exhibition about Turkish migration experiences. By Burcu Argat and Izim Turan // 8 July 2022 to 3 July 2023

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Die "Egal"-Beutel erfreuen sich großer Beliebtheit.

Photo gallery

An inspiring workshop

Colourful hustle and bustle in the Schlüter Courtyard: This was the screen printing workshop of the Kunstwerkstatt Kreuzberg.

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Eine Connectorin erklärt das Wandbild andere Frau

Lange Nacht der Museen at BERLIN GLOBAL

Sat, 27.8. | 6pm-2am Live speakers will be available for spontaneous mini-guided tours in the area of BERLIN GLOBAL.

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Vier Musiker auf einem Podium im Veranstaltungsraum von BERLIN GLOBAL
BERLIN GLOBAL meets Sinti Swing Berlin!

Fête de la Musique 2022

BERLIN GLOBAL meets Sinti Swing Berlin!

Fête de la Musique 2022

Tue, 21 June | 3 pm | Stream on YouTube

Founded in East Berlin in 1985, Sinti Swing Berlin remains one of the best-known swing bands in the tradition of French guitarist Django Reinhardt. BERLIN GLOBAL will present an exclusive concert with the musicians as part of Fête de la Musique 2022 online.

Brothers Alfred, Fredi and Wilfried Ansin, along with their brother-in-law Hans Lauenberger, formed the band in East Berlin in 1985. The Sinti guitarists have their own language and musical tradition known as Sinti, manouche or “gypsy” swing, whose origins lie in the Hot Club de France jazz club of 1930s Paris. In the former GDR, the music of Sinti Swing Berlin represented an international cultural tradition that continued to thrive despite the Berlin Wall. As in the days of the Hot Club de France, the band members play acoustic instruments, mixing American swing and blues with French and Eastern European influences. The concert at the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition coincides with the Open Spaces exhibition Citizens with Equal Rights by the Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma, currently on view at BERLIN GLOBAL until November 2022. This is BERLIN GLOBAL’s second time participating in Fête de la Musique. In 2021, Turkish-German rapper AZIZA A. sang in the Berlin Exhibition at Humboldt Forum.

Ein Junge trägt Kopfhörer und schaut nach unten. Auf dem Bild ist der Schriftzug "Aus meiner Sicht" zu lesen.
IN MY VIEW: Leon

IN MY VIEW: Leon

In our series "BERLIN GLOBAL: In my View" we present personal perspectives on the Berlin exhibition at the Humboldt Forum.

Originating in the Bronx in New York City, the musical genre hip hop would also play an important role in Berlin in the 1980s and 1990s – both in the West and in the East. While German-Turkish youths developed the genre in West Berlin youth centres, hip hop in East Berlin became a means for musicians to seek free spaces against the backdrop of the GDR regime.

In this video, high school student Leon Hölzl introduces the hip hop station at BERLIN GLOBAL. A music lover, Hölzl is fascinated by the historical events surrounding hip hop in divided Berlin as well as the original objects from Berlin DJs and bands.

Video: Anne Preussel

EinE Frau fasst eine große Halbkugel an, auf dem Bild steht der Schriftzug: Aus meiner Sicht
IN MY VIEW: Camilla

IN MY VIEW: Camilla

In our series "BERLIN GLOBAL: In my View" we present personal perspectives on the Berlin exhibition at the Humboldt Forum.

In the film "Entertain Berlin", Black filmmaker Jermain Raffington speaks with other Black Germans about the past, present and future of identity and racism in Germany. The film can be found in the “Entertainment” room of BERLIN GLOBAL.

Berlin-based actress, dancer and performance artist Camilla Vengo Kinzonzi discusses these issues in the video. She is particularly excited to see television presenter Aminata Belli in the film. Belli actively campaigns against discrimination and is committed to anti-racism and tolerance, both online and offline. Inspired by the film sequences, Camilla asks which people, topics and places are generally rendered visible in museums and how BERLIN GLOBAL addresses forms of marginalisation, i.e. individuals and population groups being pushed to the fringes of society. Examples of Camilla’s artistic work can be viewed online, including on her Instagram page @camillia_vengo_kinzonzi.

Filmmaker Jermain Raffington has made additional films for BERLIN GLOBAL, including SORRY FOR SOMETHING? Berlin’s Colonial Heritage and Representation Matters: Racism in the Entertainment Industry, which can be viewed online.

Video: Anne Preussel

Ein Mann schaut auf eine Vitrine in der eine Skulptur bestehend aus Kreuz, Menora und Halbmond zu sehen ist, über den Bild befindet sich der Schriftzug: Aus meiner Sicht
IN MY VIEW: Henri

IN MY VIEW: Henri

In our series "BERLIN GLOBAL: In my View" we present personal perspectives on the Berlin exhibition at the Humboldt Forum.

Henri Vogel is a transgender religious and cultural scholar and activist who lives with his husband and cat in Berlin. In this video, Henri presents an extraordinary object in the “Free Space” room. Entitled “Meeting in a coffee cup: Menorah. Crescent. Cross.”, the sculpture was developed by three women from Berlin, Ruthe Zunzth, Dorothea Schulz-Ngnomane and Gül Karaduman-Cerkez, as an alternative to the cross on the dome of the Humboldt Forum, and forged by Ahmad Yasin.

Henri wonders who has a place in three major religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam – and who doesn’t. Henri also contributed to the topic of Gender in the “Free Space” room of the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition. You can find out more about his life and work on his Instagram page @henri.voegelchen.

Video: Anne Preussel

Ein Mann streckt seine Arme von sich, im Bild steht der Titel der Filmreihe: Aus meiner Sicht
IN MY VIEW: Jos

IN MY VIEW: Jos

In our series "BERLIN GLOBAL: In my View" we present personal perspectives on the Berlin exhibition at the Humboldt Forum.

Located between the “Entertainment” and “War” rooms of the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition, the “Exile Wall” features the signatures of numerous artists and cultural figures of the 20th century. They include Marlene Dietrich (1901 - 1992), Kurt Weill (1900 - 1950), Tilla Durieux (1880 - 1971) and Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956), among others, all of whom were forced to flee Nazi Germany. Inspired by the dance performance Die Frau im Taumel des Lasters (The Woman in the Frenzy of Vice) by Valeska Gert (1892 - 1972), American performer, choreographer and writer Joshua (Jos) McKain responds to the “Exile Wall” in this video.

An audio portrait featuring Jos can be heard in the “Interconnection” room of BERLIN GLOBAL in which he discusses his connections to Berlin and the world. A wooden box belonging to him is also on display. More information about Jos can be found on his website josmackain.com.

Video: Anne Preussel

Eine Frau schaut auf eine gläserne Vitrine, im Bild steht der Titel des Videos "Aus meiner Sicht"
IN MY VIEW: Dorota

IN MY VIEW: Dorota

In our series "BERLIN GLOBAL: In my View" we present personal perspectives on the Berlin exhibition at the Humboldt Forum.

The “Boundaries” room of the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition makes boundaries literally visible. An illuminated map on the floor shows Berlin’s roads and waterways. Tall glass cases containing remarkable historical objects stand on the map, indicating the boundaries that surrounded, divided and were determined in Berlin in the past. The map is also surrounded by media stations in the form of surveying equipment.

For Polish Berliner Dorota Kott, the room has a special significance. In this video, the geographer, urban planner and founder of the socio-cultural project agency kollek-tief explores the city’s various boundaries. For her, these include more than simple geographical dividing lines. Individual limitations and historical aspects can also give rise to boundaries.

Dorota was also involved in the conception of the “Interconnection” room of the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition. Three of her objects can be found there: a honey jar, a box of postcards and a warning sign. You can listen to the stories about them in the exhibition. Examples of Dorota’s work and current projects can be found on Instagram (@kollek.tief.berlin).

Video: Anne Preussel

Eine Frau fotografiert ein Objekt in der Ausstellung BERLIN GLOBAL
Discourse: Max Reinhardt – Berlin and Exile Review

Discourse: Max Reinhardt – Berlin and Exile

Event of 2 March 2022 in the Berlin Room of BERLIN GLOBAL

Max Reinhardt (1873-1943) was one of the most influential theatre directors and producers of the 20th century. In 1933 he left Berlin for Salzburg. In 1938, National Socialism forced him to emigrate to the USA. Eighty years later, the Stadtmuseum Berlin acquired a unique collection amassed by Leonhard M. Fiedler containing personal items belonging to Max Reinhardt. Some of the items, which also document Reinhardt’s work in exile, can now be seen in BERLIN GLOBAL.

Author Sybille Zehle has traced Max Reinhardt’s eventful life in her book “Max Reinhardt – ein Leben als Festspiel”, from which she presented excerpts. The “Exilmuseum Berlin” will be built on the site of the Anhalter Bahnhof, from which he fled the city. Curator Cornelia Vossen chronicled the local reflections on, and approaches to, the theme of exile.

Presented by: Shelly Kupferberg

Free entry on October 2th

BERLIN GLOBAL is part of the Museum Sunday. Tickets are available at the box office on-site and online.

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Auf einem Tisch stehen drei selbstgemachte Papiertheater.

Drop-In: A view through the window

Every wednesday in the WORLD STUDIO

Create your own paper theatre with movable figures. Free of charge, plus admission to the exhibition

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Eine Schüssel mit verdorbenen Früchten vor schwarzem Hintergrund
Academic conference at BERLIN GLOBAL
Malodours in History, Art and the Museum

Wed + Thu | 15. + 16.12.2021

Register here and participate free of charge!

In recent years, European cultural heritage institutions have begun experimenting with touch, taste, and smell to engage their visitors. Museums, libraries and historical sites have discovered that presenting olfactory experiences to visitors can serve as a vital means to create more impact for their collections. Multisensory approaches can connect people with their past and with other cultures. In this academic conference, organized by the EU Research Network Odeuropa and the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies, museum experts and academics come together to investigate how malodours function in heritage contexts.

An event of the EU Research Network Odeuropa and the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies in cooperation with the Stadtmuseum Berlin

Eine Schüssel mit verdorbenen Früchten vor schwarzem Hintergrund
© Klaus Pichler
Titelbild des Films REPRESENTATION MATTERS
In the second part of the BERLIN GLOBAL: PERSPEKTIVRAUM film series, filmmaker and activist Jermain Raffington and journalist Alice Hasters shed light on the persistent stereotyping of People of Color in the German media landscape. The whole film on the BERLIN GLOBAL channels starting on November 20th. In cooperation with Kulturprojekte Berlin
Eine Frau schaut sich eine Wand mit Kleidern an

Lesbian-Feminist Tour by BERLIN GLOBAL

Sat, 27.11. | 4 pm | 10 Euros The historian Katja Koblitz looks at BERLIN GLOBAL through a lesbian-feminist lens.…

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Eine Frau liest eine Karte in Brailleschrift.

Blogpost: Dots on the chest

In the WELTSTUDIO, all visitors are invited to take part. Now the inclusive elements for the blind and visually impaired…

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Berlin – City of stories Trailer

Berlin – City of stories

Past, present and future: much of what happens in Berlin has an impact on the world. And much of what happens in the world affects Berlin. BERLIN GLOBAL, an exhibition on 4,000 square metres of space, shows how the city and its people are connected with the world. Visitors start in a room called Thinking the World and move on to an introductory space entitled Berlin Images. Rooms with individual themes then follow: Revolution, Free Space, Boundaries, Entertainment, War, Fashion and Interconnection. These aspects also feature in other metropolises, but the constellation captures the essence of the city.
You can also explore BERLIN GLOBAL in German Sign Language (GSL)! 🎉💥

You can also explore BERLIN GLOBAL in German Sign Language (GSL)! 🎉💥

In this video Rafael-Evitan Grombelka gives a small insight, what to expect in the exhibition. Further videos in GSL on central room texts, in-depth thematic information, audiovisual media stations and the "Hands-on!" stations will accompany you through the entire exhibition, analogous to the multilingual offerings. 👉🏼☝🏼✋🏼
Making of "Funeral of Affordable Rents" #favoriteobject

Making of "Funeral of Affordable Rents"

The artist collective "Rocco and his brothers" bring their work "Funeral of Affordable Rents" to the Berlin exhibition.
Music makes the world go round! 🌎 Founded in 1904 in what is now Kreuzberg, Carl Lindström AG quickly developed into a global record company, publishing labels such as Odeon, Beka and Parlophon. In our #Entertainment room we dedicate an entire sphere to the company, with record labels lining its interior. A converted portable gramophone lets you listen to various 1920s hits as well as Spanish music from e.g. the Argentine tango "Yira... Yira". Band leader "Bachicha" left Buenos Aires in the early 1920s for Paris where he made recordings for Odeon.
Bring your own sticker!
Bring your own sticker! 🙌🏻 Political stickers on lamp posts, buildings and electrical boxes are found throughout the capital city. In BERLIN GLOBAL we've made a start ‒ and now it's your turn! Use our sticker wall to express your own positions. Which (revolutionary) stickers are still missing here?
© Kulturprojekte Berlin und Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin, Foto: Oana Popa-Costea
The vault door opens Animation

The vault door opens

Since the door of the former club "Tresor" was 3D scanned, you can now also imagine what it must have been like to stand in line in front of the club.
The door of our vault can also be explored as a 3D model!

The door of our vault can also be explored as a 3D model!

The 3D model of the door of the legendary Tresor Berlin club was made last summer for the "Music, Makers and Machines" online exhibition from Google Arts and Culture and YouTube. Here Stadtmuseum Berlin tells the moving story of Leipziger Strasse 126a where Tresor Berlin made techno history from 1991 until it closed in 2005. Here you can see a quick run-through of how the 3D model was made.
Experience more!
BERLIN GLOBAL is "Hands-on!": With the touch station with Braille inscriptions in the room Weltdenken, we want to make the topics of the exhibition space tangible with all senses. The station is one of nine in the "Hands-on" series, which provides a different form of accessibility to the main themes of the exhibition. 👅👂👃👁✋ Speaking of low barriers: A tactile and contrasting floor guidance system has already been installed, much of the exhibition content is conveyed in twelve languages including German sign language, there is a tour with #audiodescription and in all rooms pictograms draw attention to inclusive offers.
We're ready and crossing our fingers that we can start here soon at Humboldt Forum! 👐
© Kulturprojekte Berlin und Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin, Foto: Alexander Rentsch
Interconnection
Like a colourful cloud the "Interconnected Lives" sculpture by tapethat hovers below the ceiling of our #Interconnection room and illustrates the many ways people in Berlin are connected to other places in the world. 🎨☁️ It was inspired by 15 audio portraits of different Berliners who all have a second or third home in addition to Berlin: they were born here, chose the city, fled here, or arrived by chance. This tape sculpture by tapethat evokes associations with their experiences, longings and memories. You can listen to their stories at audio stations along the wall or the room-length bench.
Object
Today is #FashionRevolutionDay! 👊 A day of action highlighting the lack of transparency about production conditions in the fashion and garment industry. The date commemorates 24 April 2013 when the #RanaPlaza factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than a thousand textile workers. This shattering event is reflected in a simple cardboard sign that reads "WE SEW YOUR CLOTHES. MAKE OUR FACTORIES SAFE," on display in our #Fashion room. Seamstresses used it in a demonstration at the ruins on the 2013 #GlobalDayofAction.
Sound of Dystopia! #soundofberlinglobal

Sound of Dystopia!

Today you can listen to an audio excerpt from the "Camera: No Freedom: Total Control" installation by DOTDOTDOT. It and the almost 5m-high "Overlords" sculpture by David Mesguich help create the special atmosphere in our "FreeSpace" room. Curated by Yasha Young, this co-production is a critical commentary on privacy and art in public space. Music, conversations, loudspeaker announcements or the tranquility of the Tiergarten – Berlin is an infinite soundscape. BERLIN GLOBAL channels the sound of the city – with music and other audio recordings that will accompany you throughout the exhibition. 🔊
Mirror, mirror on the wall...🪞Which BERLIN GLOBAL room is reflected in these copper-coloured spheres? A little hint: From A for "acting" to Z for "jazz" 😉 ‒ here you can embark on a journey through music, dance and theatre.
SORRYFORNOTHING – a sculptural intervention

SORRYFORNOTHING – a sculptural intervention

The SORRYFORNOTHING work of art by Philip Kojo Metz is a very special monument. It has no inscription, stands on no pedestal and is invisible. It marks the blank space in public remembrance of #colonialism, colonial wars and their victims. The preparations for #SORRYFORNOTHING, its transport to Humboldt Forum and the special moment of its unveiling and dedication are captured in this film which also expresses the complexity of the artistic endeavour. The monument will be on display in our "War“ room. In the film Philip Kojo Metz explains that "the monument is also about the present. It is inspired by 'No Humboldt 21', a coalition of several initiatives that make clear through their refusal that they didn‘t have enough say in the conception of the Humboldt Forum. The empty space of the artwork also stands for this attitude."
Making Of
Turn one into three! 🙌🏼 We're using the extra time until the opening to add two more "Berlianen" to our #Lounge. By the way, the green, fabric-covered tubes are sewn, drilled and screwed on site at Humboldt Forum ‒ directly in BERLIN GLOBAL. The "Berlianen" – a play on "Berlin" and "liana" ‒ are 3D sculptures that meander through our #Lounge at the end of the exhibition, inviting visitors to linger, exchange ideas, and wind down their BERLIN GLOBAL visit. 💚
This is what technical #progress looked like in the 19th century! 👀 The #Kaiserpanorama made it possible for Berliners and tourists to watch images in 3D already around the turn of the century, and you can try it out yourself in our room #Entertainment.
Fashion
Jacket and cap, but make it fashion. 💁♀️❄️ That's probably what the students of the Oberstufenzentrums for Fashion and Clothing thought when they designed the outfit "Berliner Chic". It is one of the 14 outfits on display in our room #Fashion, showcasing Berlin fashion trends.
Every Revolution has its anthem! #soundofberlinglobal

Every Revolution has its anthem!

Every Revolution has its anthem and its instruments: 🗣️ In the summer and early fall of 1989, demonstrators made themselves heard with whistles. Experience the "whistle chorus" in our room "Revolution". Sound on – that's the sound of protest of the Peaceful Revolution in 1989! 👂🏻 Music, conversations, loudspeaker announcements or the tranquility of Tiergarten – Berlin is an infinite soundscape. BERLIN GLOBAL channels the sound of the city – with many audio contributions, music and sounds that will accompany you throughout the exhibition. 🔊
Impressions
From Elvis Presley to Aretha Franklin – things go round in our Silent Disco in the room Entertainment! 🕺🏽💃🏽 The music doesn´t come through loudspeakers, but directly into your ears through headphones. You find the songs from our disco ball in the BERLIN GLOBAL playlist "(Silent) Disco!" on Spotify. Have fun and start grooving with the #soundofberlinglobal at home. If you want to hear more, follow us on Spotify.

#Disco! 👉👉

From Elvis Presley to Aretha Franklin – here you can dance to the silent disco hits from our room Entertainment before the exhibition opening.

#UpsideDown - Clouds or ice floes? ☁️🧊 In Berlin #spring has started overnight and not only this stowaway is happy about it. #sunshineonmymind 🐧 By the way, our Berlin exhibition BERLIN GLOBAL is hidden behind this beautiful facade on the first floor of the Humboldt Forum.
Sunday Puzzle: Every BERLIN GLOBAL room has its own unique atmosphere. Therefor we use light, sound and sometimes special wall coverings, like the one in the picture. Can you guess, which of our rooms is hidden behind these felt tiles? 🤔💫
This is the Sound of Revolution! #soundofberlinglobal

This is the Sound of Revolution!

This room sound awaits you in our room #Revolution that focuses on the March Revolution 1848, the November Revolution 1918 and the Peaceful Revolution 1989. If you listen closely, you will recognize them in the audio. Whether music, conversations, loudspeaker announcements or the silence in the Tiergarten - Berlin is a place of sounds. BERLIN GLOBAL picks up the sound of the city - with many audio contributions, music and sounds that will accompany you throughout the exhibition. 🔊
Impressions
The journey through BERLIN GLOBAL begins in the room "Thinking the world". Connect with the globe on your interactive tour! (setup view)
How&Nosm / Kulturprojekte Berlin und Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin, Foto: Alexander Schippel
This is what our room Thinking the world sounds like! #soundofberlinglobal

This is what our room Thinking the world sounds like!

This spherical room sound awaits you in our room Thinking the World. The globe symbolizes the leitmotif of the exhibition: Berlin in connection with the world, the city and its citizens in the light of global interconnections. Whether music, conversations, loudspeaker announcements or the silence in the Tiergarten - Berlin is a place of sounds. BERLIN GLOBAL picks up the sound of the city - with many audio contributions, music and sounds that will accompany you throughout the exhibition. 🔊
What does fashion actually sound like? #soundofberlinglobal

What does fashion actually sound like?

What does #fashion actually sound like? 💥 The curators of BERLIN GLOBAL asked themselves this question when they were looking for a suitable room sound for our room Fashion. What do you think of the result? Is this how you imagine the sound of fashion? Whether music, conversations, loudspeaker announcements or the silence in the Tiergarten - Berlin is a place of sounds. BERLIN GLOBAL picks up the sound of the city - with many audio contributions, music and sounds that will accompany you throughout the exhibition. 🔊
Fashion
What are today's Berliners wearing? 💁 To find out, students from the Oberstufenzentrum for Fashion and Clothing took a look at the streets of Berlin and designed exemplary outfits of Berlin's fashion trends. The results are impressive and range from wild leo prints to chic vintage outfits. In our room Fashion, the finished garments are staged against the backdrop of historic black-and-white photos of Berlin women in everyday clothes.
Experience more!
BERLIN GLOBAL is "Hands-on!": With the touch station with Braille inscriptions in the room Weltdenken, we want to make the topics of the exhibition space tangible with all senses. The station is one of nine in the "Hands-on" series, which provides a different form of accessibility to the main themes of the exhibition. 👅👂👃👁✋ Speaking of low barriers: A tactile and contrasting floor guidance system has already been installed, much of the exhibition content is conveyed in twelve languages including German sign language, there is a tour with #audiodescription and in all rooms pictograms draw attention to inclusive offers.
© How&Nosm / Kulturprojekte Berlin and Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin, photo: Oana Popa-Costea
The globe lamps are back! ☄ Once they hung in the foyer of the Palace of the Republic, now we bring the lamps back to the place of their history. In our room Entertainment, they illuminate the themed corner on the Palace of the Republic, which, as we know, was not only the seat of the GDR's People's Chamber, but also the venue for popular, high-profile events.
The globe lamps are back! ☄ Once they hung in the foyer of the Palace of the Republic, now we bring the lamps back to the place of their history. In our room Entertainment, they illuminate the themed corner on the Palace of the Republic, which, as we know, was not only the seat of the GDR's People's Chamber, but also the venue for popular, high-profile events.
#soundofberlinglobal
From Elvis Presley to Aretha Franklin – things go round in our Silent Disco in the room Entertainment! 🕺🏽💃🏽 The music doesn´t come through loudspeakers, but directly into your ears through headphones. You find the songs from our disco ball in the BERLIN GLOBAL playlist "(Silent) Disco!" on Spotify. Have fun and start grooving with the #soundofberlinglobal at home. If you want to hear more, follow us on Spotify.
#soundofberlinglobal
From Elvis Presley to Aretha Franklin – things go round in our Silent Disco in the room Entertainment! 🕺🏽💃🏽 The music doesn´t come through loudspeakers, but directly into your ears through headphones. You find the songs from our disco ball in the BERLIN GLOBAL playlist "(Silent) Disco!" on Spotify. Have fun and start grooving with the #soundofberlinglobal at home. If you want to hear more, follow us on Spotify.
Interview with Jermain Raffington Interview

Interview with Jermain Raffington

In his film project "Schwarz Rot Gold" Jermain Raffington goes on a journey and talks to Black Germans about past, present and future of German identity and racism. We met Jermain Raffington for an interview and asked him five interesting questions. His film about racism in the entertainment industry will be shown at BERLIN GLOBAL. Click at the video and have a look!
Sound of DJ Marc Hype! #soundofberlinglobal

Sound of DJ Marc Hype!

Hip-hop was originally invented in the Bronx in New York by black and Hispanic youth and came to Berlin in the early 1980s. Oriental hip-hop, which originated here in the 1990s, subsequently became popular again in Turkey. As an example of a culture that travels across continents and is constantly changing in the process, the theme of hip-hop should not be missing in our room "Entertainment".
This is what our room Entertainment sounds like! #soundofberlinglobal

This is what our room Entertainment sounds like!

Sound on! This is how it sounds when you walk through our room Entertainment.

Eine Frau schaut auf eine gläserne Vitrine, im Bild steht der Titel des Videos "Aus meiner Sicht"
IN MY VIEW: Dorota

IN MY VIEW: Dorota

In our series "BERLIN GLOBAL: In my View" we present personal perspectives on the Berlin exhibition at the Humboldt Forum.

The “Boundaries” room of the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition makes boundaries literally visible. An illuminated map on the floor shows Berlin’s roads and waterways. Tall glass cases containing remarkable historical objects stand on the map, indicating the boundaries that surrounded, divided and were determined in Berlin in the past. The map is also surrounded by media stations in the form of surveying equipment.

For Polish Berliner Dorota Kott, the room has a special significance. In this video, the geographer, urban planner and founder of the socio-cultural project agency kollek-tief explores the city’s various boundaries. For her, these include more than simple geographical dividing lines. Individual limitations and historical aspects can also give rise to boundaries.

Dorota was also involved in the conception of the “Interconnection” room of the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition. Three of her objects can be found there: a honey jar, a box of postcards and a warning sign. You can listen to the stories about them in the exhibition. Examples of Dorota’s work and current projects can be found on Instagram (@kollek.tief.berlin).

Video: Anne Preussel

Sound of Dystopia! #soundofberlinglobal

Sound of Dystopia!

Today you can listen to an audio excerpt from the "Camera: No Freedom: Total Control" installation by DOTDOTDOT. It and the almost 5m-high "Overlords" sculpture by David Mesguich help create the special atmosphere in our "FreeSpace" room. Curated by Yasha Young, this co-production is a critical commentary on privacy and art in public space. Music, conversations, loudspeaker announcements or the tranquility of the Tiergarten – Berlin is an infinite soundscape. BERLIN GLOBAL channels the sound of the city – with music and other audio recordings that will accompany you throughout the exhibition. 🔊
Every Revolution has its anthem! #soundofberlinglobal

Every Revolution has its anthem!

Every Revolution has its anthem and its instruments: 🗣️ In the summer and early fall of 1989, demonstrators made themselves heard with whistles. Experience the "whistle chorus" in our room "Revolution". Sound on – that's the sound of protest of the Peaceful Revolution in 1989! 👂🏻 Music, conversations, loudspeaker announcements or the tranquility of Tiergarten – Berlin is an infinite soundscape. BERLIN GLOBAL channels the sound of the city – with many audio contributions, music and sounds that will accompany you throughout the exhibition. 🔊
Impressions
From Elvis Presley to Aretha Franklin – things go round in our Silent Disco in the room Entertainment! 🕺🏽💃🏽 The music doesn´t come through loudspeakers, but directly into your ears through headphones. You find the songs from our disco ball in the BERLIN GLOBAL playlist "(Silent) Disco!" on Spotify. Have fun and start grooving with the #soundofberlinglobal at home. If you want to hear more, follow us on Spotify.

#Disco! 👉👉

From Elvis Presley to Aretha Franklin – here you can dance to the silent disco hits from our room Entertainment before the exhibition opening.

This is the Sound of Revolution! #soundofberlinglobal

This is the Sound of Revolution!

This room sound awaits you in our room #Revolution that focuses on the March Revolution 1848, the November Revolution 1918 and the Peaceful Revolution 1989. If you listen closely, you will recognize them in the audio. Whether music, conversations, loudspeaker announcements or the silence in the Tiergarten - Berlin is a place of sounds. BERLIN GLOBAL picks up the sound of the city - with many audio contributions, music and sounds that will accompany you throughout the exhibition. 🔊
This is what our room Thinking the world sounds like! #soundofberlinglobal

This is what our room Thinking the world sounds like!

This spherical room sound awaits you in our room Thinking the World. The globe symbolizes the leitmotif of the exhibition: Berlin in connection with the world, the city and its citizens in the light of global interconnections. Whether music, conversations, loudspeaker announcements or the silence in the Tiergarten - Berlin is a place of sounds. BERLIN GLOBAL picks up the sound of the city - with many audio contributions, music and sounds that will accompany you throughout the exhibition. 🔊
What does fashion actually sound like? #soundofberlinglobal

What does fashion actually sound like?

What does #fashion actually sound like? 💥 The curators of BERLIN GLOBAL asked themselves this question when they were looking for a suitable room sound for our room Fashion. What do you think of the result? Is this how you imagine the sound of fashion? Whether music, conversations, loudspeaker announcements or the silence in the Tiergarten - Berlin is a place of sounds. BERLIN GLOBAL picks up the sound of the city - with many audio contributions, music and sounds that will accompany you throughout the exhibition. 🔊
Sound of DJ Marc Hype! #soundofberlinglobal

Sound of DJ Marc Hype!

Hip-hop was originally invented in the Bronx in New York by black and Hispanic youth and came to Berlin in the early 1980s. Oriental hip-hop, which originated here in the 1990s, subsequently became popular again in Turkey. As an example of a culture that travels across continents and is constantly changing in the process, the theme of hip-hop should not be missing in our room "Entertainment".
This is what our room Entertainment sounds like! #soundofberlinglobal

This is what our room Entertainment sounds like!

Sound on! This is how it sounds when you walk through our room Entertainment.