Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the bipolar order, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt is celebrating its twentieth anniversary.
Discover art, make music, get to the bottom of social issues: The Haus der Kulturen der Welt offers cultural education for all age groups. To learn and experience!
The prize–winners of the International Literature Award – Haus der Kulturen der Welt 2009 are the Peruvian writer Daniel Alarcón and Friederike Meltendorf.They...
The upheaval in the world of music has created a quandary. Although the degree to which music is now being made available and listened to is unprecedented, we are also seeing...
1989 - GLOBAL HISTORIES – readings, talks, interviews, music, radio and an exhibition with international archive materials, photographs, films and magazines.
The explosion of character design at the beginning of the millennium changed visual culture distinctively. These graphically pared down and bright-eyed pictograms spread like...
The new series WortWelten (Word Worlds) offers authors from around the world a platform to “speak out" and engage in lively discussions that welcome a wide spectrum of...
The term decolonization usually refers to a historical and political process in the former European colonies in Asia, Africa and Latin America that ended colonialism and lead to...
Concerts, Talks, Films, Reading
"Musical history of global import," said the Times about his life. And Nadine Gordimer: "He has brought the music of Africa to the world, yet has never lost his identity ..."
"Just who belongs together with whom, and for what purposes, and on what authority?“ (David Hollinger)Globalization versus nation: The growing momentum of global migration...
Performing Arts Festival
Bodies that resist. Images that contradict ordinary perception. Things that take on a life of their own. How objects acquire a will of their own, speak and contradict....
Since 2007, Rencontres Internationales has taken place not just in Berlin and Paris but also in Madrid, three of Europe’s major cultural and historical cities. Rencontres...
Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago, Cuba: This summer, WASSERMUSIK will be sailing between the harbours of the Caribbean. The region is a cosmos in itself; almost every island...
Bodybits is an online call for proposals by the ZDF’s Kleines Fernsehspiel in cooperation with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. We are looking for proposals for documentary...
Media artists and theorists invite you to the opening of their project summer camp + workstation = 2009, which offers a wide range of open workshops under the headings: World as...
Sibylle Bergemann, Ute and Werner Mahler, and Harald Hauswald, four of the best-known East German photographers and the founders of OSTKREUZ agency, take us with their photographs...
Installations - Interventions - Performances
How does a building erected in 1957 sound today? What do visitors hear when they enter it, listen closely, wander around, and go round it? What instrument does it embody?
Parties and Artistic Interventions
The Haus der Kulturen der Welt is celebrating its 20th Birthday - and offering our gifts to the public.
Readings and Conversations
For three years now, the writers Guy Helminger and Navid Kermani have been inviting their very favorite fellow authors to their Literary Salon in Cologne. In its fourth year, the...
What are tree houses doing in the House of World Cultures? Does Australian Chardonnay go better with early music or hip-hop? Why is the legendary “Wembley goal”...
Home as a stable retreat? It seems to belong to a long-gone past. And although the artists in "Frenetic Homeland" interdisciplinary program come from such different cities as...
The role of historical memory and of cultural remembrance in societies dealing with dramatic transformations and, at times, traumatic pasts are numerous. In this conference, we...
The latest selection from one of the most exciting sections of the Rio International Film Festival of the last two years: Première Brasil is the heart and soul of the...
Premiere of the multimedia laptop opera "Fathers" by the international women's ensemble The Lappetites; a musical air lift between the Spree and the Bosporus in cooperation with...
Readings, Talks, Film, Spoken Word
The result of the Swiss referendum on minarets calls into question basic European values such as that of freedom of worship. What consequences does the ban on minarets have for...
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