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Haus der Kulturen der Welt
© Studio Bowie/HKW
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
© Studio Bowie/HKW

Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) is a pluri-disciplinary institution in Berlin whose work centers around the practices of visual arts, performative arts, sonic/music, architecture, literature and oraliture, as well as scientific and cultural discursive formats. It is guided by the quest for strategies of how to live and better inhabit this world together. It is a house in which cultures of conviviality and hospitality are sown, nurtured to blossoming, and disseminated. It is a physical and affective space in which everyone has the possibility of breathing. To breathe and let breathe. A house in which respect for living and non-living beings is fundamental and shapes our understanding of cultures.

HKW highlights the notion of ‘Welt’ in its name. It proposes concepts of the world that embrace pluralities of cultures, epistemologies, sociopolitics, spiritualities, and ways of being in the world. This plurality of ‘worlds’ manifests itself in the deliberations on and acknowledgement of the malleability and processuality of the worlds we have historically shaped and continue to shape. The world is not a noun, but a verb: to unworld, to world, and to reworld.

Berlin is host to citizens from 170 nations from around the world, and these people and their communities are fundamental in shaping HKW, not as subjects or visitors only, but as fellow travellers and co-makers of the programme. The programme is anchored around migrant-situated knowledges and the realities of the plethora of beings and histories that constitute our worlds today. The task at hand is to make HKW a house of multiplicities and international encounters. These cultures are lived and experienced rather than othered, or merely displayed.

 

Opening hours,

  • Monday 12:00 - 19:00
  • Tuesday closed
  • Wednesday-Sunday 12:00 - 19:00

Location,

John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin

Telephone,

+49 (30) 39 78 70

Fax,

+49 (30) 394 86 79

Website,

www.hkw.de

Email,

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Prices,

Admission price

The admission price varies depending on the event

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Exhibitions

Exhibition view Echoes of the Brother Countries. What is the Price of Memory and What is the Cost of Amnesia? Or: Visions and Illusions of Anti-Imperialist Solidarities, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), 2024
Hannes Wiedemann/HKW

Echos der Bruderländer

What is the price of memory and what is the cost of amnesia? Or: Visions and illusions of anti-imperialist solidarities

Events

Exhibition view Echoes of the Brother Countries. What is the Price of Memory and What is the Cost of Amnesia? Or: Visions and Illusions of Anti-Imperialist Solidarities, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), 2024
Hannes Wiedemann/HKW

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

A Walk Through the Exhibition with...

Guided Tour

Foto: Ciro Caltana

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

CAELIUS JUVENILIS—Episode III: The Aliens Time Travel to the GDR and its ‘Brother Countries’

Performative guided tour

Guided Tour

Foto: Reiner Blotny

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

BREAKING POINTS.Fragments

In Search of the Forgotten

Theater, performance

© Mathias Völzke/HKW

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Max Czollek in Conversation with Vanessa Vu

Overcoming the Present

Lecture, talk

Laura Fiorio

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Children’s Discoteque

Family and Children

Miscellaneous

Max Czollek
© Mathias Völzke/HKW

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Max Czollek in Conversation with René Aguigah

Overcoming the Present

Lecture, talk

Max Czollek
© Mathias Völzke/HKW

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Max Czollek in Conversation with Naomi Lubrich

Overcoming the Present

Lecture, talk

Max Czollek
© Mathias Völzke/HKW

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Max Czollek in Conversation with Teresa Koloma Beck

Overcoming the Present

Lecture, talk

Digital

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Services

  • Museum Shop
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Diaper changing table

Accessibility

Equal participation in and accessibility to exhibitions, cultural events, and performances is important to HKW. Here you will find detailed information on barrier-free transportation to and from HKW and the forms of accessibility within the building.

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Audioguides

Nearby

© David von Becker
View of Futurium from the Spree side

Exhibition house

Futurium

Stiftung Brandenburger Tor im Max Liebermann Haus
© Stiftung Brandenburger Tor, Foto: Frank Sperlich
Stiftung Brandenburger Tor im Max Liebermann Haus

Exhibition house

Brandenburg Gate Foundation

at the Max Liebermann House

Kunstgewerbemuseum Kulturforum, Berlin-Tiergarten
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Foto: Maximilian Meisse
Kunstgewerbemuseum Kulturforum, Berlin-Tiergarten © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Foto: Maximilian Meisse

Design Museum

Kunstgewerbemuseum

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Orgelkonzert im MIM
(c) SPK/photothek.net/Thomas Trutschel
Orgelkonzert im MIM

Music Museum

Museum of Musical Instruments

National Institute for Music Research, Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation

Akademie der Künste, Berlin
© Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk

Exhibition house

Akademie der Künste / Pariser Platz

300 Jahre Medizingeschichte
Thomas Bruns

Natural Science Museum

Charité Museum of Medical History Berlin

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