Shaping our City

Setting up the “We’re staying!” open space in the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition
© Barbara Bernardi, Linda Paganelli, Vincent Voignier | Stadtmuseum Berlin, Photo: Romina Becker

Weltstudio special: Unique Perspectives of the City

Regular: Free of charge plus admission to the exhibition
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Simply drop by the WELTSTUDIO during your visit to the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition! The drop-in is included in the exhibition. Get your tickets now!


At the WELTSTUDIO, you can design the city of your dreams – or your nightmares. Join artists Barbara Bernardi, Linda Paganelli and Vincent Voignier in creating an expansive sculpture with photographs from different Berlin neighbourhoods.
Visitors can draw and incorporate skyscrapers, people, vehicles, monsters, trees, their own buildings, or any other part of the cityscape. At the heart of this creative project are the Open Space themes “We’re Staying: Gentrification and Resistance in Berlin”: What kind of a city do we want to create together? Which developments are we opposed to?
The curators of “We’re Staying: Gentrification and Resistance in Berlin”, Barbara Bernardi, Linda Paganelli and Vincent Voignier, will also be available during the “Weltstudio Special” for talks and guided tours of their work in the Interconnection space.

The Artists

Barbara Bernardi
© private
Barbara Bernardi is an artist and filmmaker, born in Italy and based in Berlin since 2008. Her multimedia installations, poetic films and photos create intimate and sensorial landscapes that tell stories of loss, mourning and migration. She collects voices, words and memories of the people who become part of her participatory works, which have been exhibited and screened across Europe and in the United States. 
Vincent Voignier is a photographer and artist, born in France and based in Berlin since 2003. His work aims to meet communities, individuals and phenomena beyond the mainstream and portray them visually without prejudice or stereotypes. His photo series have documented subcultures such as Sapeurs of Brazzaville in their homes, transgender persons in Russia and the Philippines, and clubbers in Berlin. He has exhibited his work in London, Berlin, and Saint Petersburg.
Vincent Voignier
© private
Linda Paganelli
© Adriano Lostia
Linda Paganelli is an Italian visual anthropologist, artist, and filmmaker based in Berlin since 2017. Employing a sensorial and inclusive approach and an anthropological, decolonial, queer*feminist perspective, her work touches on themes such as migration and (be)longing, realities of (post)conflict zones, eco-grief, and the relationship between humans and other species. She collaborates with museums, galleries, universities, and NGOs and co-manages the Berlin Independent Film Community.

Weltstudio Special: Unique Perspectives of the City

Info & Service

Opening Hours

Mo + Wed – Sun | 10.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Tue | closed

Last admission is at 5.15 p.m.

Closing times

Due to an internal event, the exhibition will close at 4 p.m. on 22 February and 29 February 2024.

The exhibition will be closed to the public from 22 to 26 April 2024. This is due to scheduled maintenance work. Thank you for your understanding.


10178 Berlin


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+49 30 9921 189 89
Mo – Fri, 10 a.m.– 6 p.m.

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Shaping our City
Weltstudio special: Unique Perspectives of the City