Revolutions from a Polish and Feminist Perspective

The Revolution room at BERLIN GLOBAL also focuses on the peaceful revolution of 1989.
© Kulturprojekte Berlin und Stadtmuseum Berlin | Photo: Alexander Schippel
Anna Krenz (l.) and Ewa Maria Slaska during an event
© Maciej Soja | Soja Photography

How should we look back on historical revolutions from today’s perspective? To commemorate the 175th anniversary of the March Revolution of 1848, writer Ewa Maria Slaska and artist and activist Anna Krenz will look at revolutions from a Polish and feminist perspective at BERLIN GLOBAL.

Regular: 10 € incl. exhibition admission
Meeting point is the entrance to the exhibition on the 1st floor.

Tickets can be booked at the ticket counters in the foyer of the Humboldt Forum or online. The ticket link is usually provided one month before the date.

They will revisit the correspondence between German writer Bettina von Arnim and Polish author Julia Woykowska and discuss the role that the Polish trade union Solidarność played in the peaceful revolution of 1989. Slaska and Krenz also talk about places of remembrance in Berlin, such as the Memorial to Polish Soldiers and German Anti-Fascists and the Cemetery of the March Fallen. With the story of the Prussian Queen Louise and her sister Frederike, they draw connections to sisterhood and women’s power in today’s world.

About the persons

Ewa Maria Slaska (1949, Poland) is a writer, journalist, blogger and project manager. She has lived in exile in Berlin since 1985. She founded among other things the programme Wyspa – Inselmagazin (1986) and was editor of the literary magazine WIR. In 2003, she received the German-Polish Journalism Award. On her blog Ewa Maria and Friends, she and other authors publish daily writings on cultural, social, historical and political topics.  Check also: www.polkopedia.org

Anna Krenz ​​ (1976, Poland) is an artist, illustrator, editor and activist. She studied Technology/Energy Architecture (Poznan University) and Environment & Sustainable Design (Architectural Association, London). Krenz is a founder and member of the Berlin-based initiative Dziewuchy Berlin (founded in 2016), a civic movement that supports Polish women internationally and actively campaigns for women’s and human rights in Poland and Germany. She participates artistically in various protests and actions in Berlin and Poland.

About the format

The tandem guided tour involves two people. An educator and a Berlin expert guide you through selected exhibition areas. The invited expert determines the subject matter. The experts will bring their own varied professional and personal backgrounds into the conversation and they may be a midwife, artist, small-scale female entrepreneur, biologist, historian, archaeologist, psychologist, female fire fighter or restorer. People who work as volunteers or who have provided curatorial support in the exhibition will also be invited. This makes every tandem guided tour individual and unique.

175 Years of the March Revolution

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Mo + Mi – So | 10:30 – 18:30 Uhr
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Letzter Einlass ist um 17:15 Uhr.


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