A participative project of the Deutsches Historisches Museum within the focus on Democracy in 2019
Democracy thrives on variety. The "Democracy Lab" aims to raise awareness that this form of government thrives on participation and engagement from all citizens and is shaped by an ongoing process of negotiation between different opinions and standpoints – and hence exists in a state of continuous development.
The exhibition is structured around seven differently themed rooms, where visitors are invited to think critically about what it is that makes democracy work in Germany today, and how it can continue to succeed in the future. Which basic rights should be guaranteed? What makes voting integral to democracy? Who is able to exercise their democratic rights? What social conditions need to be met if people are to participate in public life? What is the significance of the media and freedom of expression? What role is played by civil engagement, and how are conflicts resolved?
- Meeting point
- Exhibition Hall