How do we define "good living" given the global ecological crisis? This question, which is relevant for everyone no matter what social group they belong to, is the central...
Performances, Films, Readings, Talks
In collaboration with Young Arab Theatre Fund (YATF) from Brussels the Haus der Kulturen der Welt presents the transnational and multidisciplinary festival Meeting Points 6 from...
Media Art Festival
Kristoffer Gansing is the new artistic director of transmediale 2012, the 25th edition of the Berlin Media Art festival. Especially in times of crisis, it is important to...
Exhibitions, Workshops, Presentations
The exhibition series Labor Berlin is dedicated to the creativity and potential of international artists who have chosen the city as their new home.
“Generation” presents discoveries from contemporary international cinema from the point of view of young people. Traditionally, the section is home to festival...
New religious movements are emerging in the world’s metropolises. Novel religious communities are embodied by political, economic and social players who promise redemption...
Animism is a multi-faceted exhibition project that addresses the reevaluation of modernity currently taking place along the lines of Bruno Latour’s “We Have Never Been...
The series of lectures addresses realism and materialism within modern philosophy. Common to the invited philosophers Ray Brassier, Iain Hamilton Grant, Graham Harman and Quentin...
The first edition of the Busan International Film Festival Retrospective at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt presents eleven films from the festivals of 2010 and 2011 and thus...
The debates about new models in academia, art and education have drawn additional attention to the topic of “artistic research”. What academic methods do artists use...
Berlin's international music scene is setting the climate change to music.
The Carillon in Berlin-Tiergarten is celebrating its 25th anniversary – with an international festival and a symposium of bell tower music.
Berlin Documentary Forum is a biennial festival dedicated to documentary practices across a variety of disciplines.
The blind spot of a photograph refers to something not visible or shown but nonetheless latent in the image. Dismissing the dominant pictorial regime, the images in “A Blind...
In 2012, for the fourth time, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, and Stiftung Elementarteilchen, Hamburg, presented the International Literature Prize – Haus der Kulturen...
What is the best way to learn sustainable behavior? By experiencing your own creativity, according to Über Lebenskunst.School.
Rencontres Internationales, which has been taking place in Paris and Berlin since 1997 and in Madrid since 2007, brings discoveries from the stress field between new cinema and...
Open Air Festival
A world without the north – without the influence of the European powers, who, to this day, continue to dictate the flow of material and immaterial goods into and out of the...
Exhibition, Forum, Catalogue
The former congress hall is an architectural icon and a paradigm of post-war modernity which manifested itself as part of the International Construction Exhibition in Germany. It...
The international curators' network SYNAPSE enters its second round. Up-and-coming curators who work at the interface of art and academia can use a five-day workshop in April 2013...
Youth Theatre Festival
Arab revolutions, Days of Rage in London and Occupy: Worldwide protest movements are demanding greater participation in political processes; young people everywhere are calling...
For the fourth time, Première Brasil presents the best new Brazilian cinematic productions from the eponymous section of the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, at...
Borders are not only territorial, they also run between social milieus, the private and the public, and determine inclusion and exclusion. The drawing of borders can be perceived...
Exhibition, Discussions, Concert
Senegal in January 2011: while the Arab World was in upheaval, a group of artists and journalists decry the erosion of democracy with the cry “Y'en a marre! (Enough is...
Concerts, Electro Trade Fair, Book Launch, Performance
De-Bug’s verdict was as follows: “In recent years, the Worldtronics Festival has brought diverse and unusual styles of electronic music from all over the world to...
Conference | Cartography | Theater
Debts are currently the subject of intense debate. Characterized and accompanied by allegations of blame, numbers, terminology and emotion become entangled in an almost...
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