We’re staying! Gentrification and resistance in Berlin
Open Space | Berlin Exhibition at the Humboldt Forum
On an Open Space of BERLIN GLOBAL, artists Barbara Bernardi, Linda Paganelli and Vincent Voignier explore the phenomenon of gentrification. Through interviews and an immersive photo and video collage, they show the impact of gentrification on residents, the cultural landscape and urban space. By chronicling diverse strategies of resistance, they encourage visitors to get involved.
Berlin Ausstellung im Humboldt Forum
7,00€ / 0,00€ (reduced)
Mo + Mi – So | 10:30 – 18:30 Uhr
Di | closed
Last entrance is at 5:15 p.m.
Special Opening hours
Mon, 20.03.23 | 10:30 a.m. – 01:30 p.m.
due to an internal event
Rising prices, empty buildings and displaced residents – while gentrification is not unique to Berlin, it is occurring here with particular speed and devastating impact. Berliners are resisting the loss of affordable housing and urban space with demonstrations, grassroots organisation and solidarity, fighting their displacement to the literal fringes of urban society. But despite their best efforts, the onslaught of advancing commercial interests continues.
Open Space partners: Barbara Bernardi, Linda Paganelli, Vincent Voignier
Sound installation: Michael Berentsen
About the persons
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.
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.
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.
Info & Service
Mo + Wed – Sun | 10.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Tue | closed
Last admission is at 5.15 p.m.
For ticketing and service requests, please contact the Humboldt Forum Visitor Services:
+49 30 9921 189 89
Mo – Fri, 10 a.m.– 6 p.m.
All areas are accessible to prams, wheelchairs and wheeled walkers. There is plenty of seating in the exhibition and a tactile, high-contrast floor guidance system provides orientation. A visitor guide with audio description is also on offer. The main thing is simply for you to be here!
7,00 € / 0,00 € (reduced)
The media guide also contains the Humboldt Forum app, which offers tours of the entire building and further information. The available languages are Chinese, German, German Sign Language (DGS), English, French, Italian and Spanish. There is also a BERLIN GLOBAL tour, which – as an alternative to the more detailed BERLIN GLOBAL app – provides brief information on the individual rooms and selected objects in the exhibition. The Humboldt Forum App and all tours are available online free of charge at any time.