The Open Spaces

in BERLIN GLOBAL – Berlin Exhibition at the Humboldt Forum

The Open Space “30 kg“ in the “Entertainment” room.
© Burcu Argat, Izim Turan, Stadtmuseum Berlin | Photo: Michael Setzpfandt

The last call for Open Space applications closed on 31 August 2023. The next call for applications is planned for late 2024.

Create your own exhibition!

How have Berlin and Berliners impacted the world? How have events throughout the globe affected Berlin? And how do we want to shape the city, now and in the future? In the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition, the Stadtmuseum Berlin and many different partners seek answers to these questions. The exhibition focuses on seven central themes: Revolution, Free Space, Boundaries, Entertainment, War, Fashion and Interconnection.

We also want your views, topics and stories to be part of the exhibition!
Anything is possible on the Open Spaces of BERLIN GLOBAL. Here you can see the Open Space B.
© Kulturprojekte Berlin and Stadtmuseum Berlin

Do you have:

… something to say about Berlin, Berliners and their connections with the world?

… a topic of major relevance for life in Berlin?

… the motivation to plan and create your own exhibit?

On the Open Spaces you are invited to do just that. You bring the idea and the drive, and we support you with a budget and additional resources.

The aim is to increase visibility of perspectives on Berlin’s past and present that have not received sufficient representation in museums and exhibitions – including BERLIN GLOBAL. These might be BIPoC, queer, neurodiverse, physically diverse, or intersectional perspectives. The Open Spaces are part of the Stadtmuseum Berlin’s steps toward greater diversity and inclusion.

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Key Visual der Berlin Ausstellung im Humboldt Forum.
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