- 30.10.2019 16:00
The foundation of the Volkshochschule Neukölln on 9 October 1919 fell into a period of upheaval. War and revolution changed people's lives. The new democratic form of government gave them new rights to have their say. The adult education centre supported the population in making them aware of it: The development of their own personality, their ability to think critically and to form their own judgements should enable the Neuköllner women to participate in political life. 100 years later, these skills have lost none of their significance, for example when it comes to recognising fake news, distinguishing opinions from knowledge or questioning populist slogans. In addition, the Volkshochschule's fields of activity have constantly expanded. With the change in the population structure and the demands of technological innovation, the programme has also changed. The exhibition tells how the Volkshochschule Neukölln met the political and social developments of the past decades.
The exhibition is accompanied by a commemorative publication.
STATIONS OF THE EXHIBITION
30 October 2019 to 16 November 2019: Town Hall Neukölln, 1st floor, Karl-Marx-Strasse 83, 12043 Berlin
25 November 2019 to 23 January 2020: Helene Nathan Library, Karl-Marx-Straße 66, 12043 Berlin, Germany