The 1848 revolution in the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition
© Kulturprojekte Berlin and Stadtmuseum Berlin, Photo: Alexander Schippel

The Revolutionary Public 1848

Using the example of 33 historical posters from the “Revolution” room of the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition, curator Martin Düspohl explains the different positions, backgrounds and nuances of the public texts.

In the spring and summer of 1848, the newly won freedom of speech and of the press, together with modern printing methods, made it possible to hold daily debates through posters and leaflets on the streets of Berlin. This enabled a wide variety of representatives of Berlin’s urban society to exchange views on current events and competing visions of the future.

On the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the March Revolution, the exhibition BERLIN GLOBAL takes a look at the central inspirations, discussions and conflicts of the revolutionary period in its digital collection.

Appell “an die Bürger und Einwohner Berlin’s”, 30. Mai 1848
© Stadtmuseum Berlin

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