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Publikumsprogramm

Mama, ich zieh ins HKW! | © Jan von Holleben

Mama, ich zieh ins HKW! | © Jan von Holleben

Nervous Systems - Kids & Teens - Altes Obst, neue Sounds | © Caroline Scheidt

Nervous Systems - Kids & Teens - Altes Obst, neue Sounds | © Caroline Scheidt

Kids & teens

Young researchers create art, young artists delve into research. For kids and teens, HKW offers age-suitable workshops on Sundays, during vacation and in school projects under the guidance of selected artists.

They use light and color to make abstract films, make flipbooks from drawings and modern architecture from paper and stone. But not only the visual arts are offered: they can build robotic orchestras, transform remote controls into musical instruments, or produce soundtracks for horror films. For the annual Wassermusik festival, teens shoot a making-of film or produce a radio broadcast.

Participation fee: €5
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Photo: © David Gauffin

Photo: © David Gauffin

Workshops for adults

Film workshops invite participants to explore HKW’s current topics cinematically. Under the guidance of trained cinematographers and dramaturges, they produce short films with opening and closing credits.

Participation fee: €60, in cooperation with FilmArche Berlin
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Ape Culture / Kultur der Affen, curator-led tour

Ape Culture / Kultur der Affen, curator-led tour

Guided exhibition tours

For the duration of exhibitions, curators, experts and trained guides escort visitors through the exhibition rooms.

Cost: €3 plus admission
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The Whole Earth - Guided school tour

The Whole Earth - Guided school tour

Guided school tours

In the scope of the exhibitions, HKW offers free guided exhibition tours for primary and high schools. In open discussion panels, a space is created to stimulate reflection. In addition to contextual information, the students are given the opportunity to intensely examine the exhibition content in small practical exercises.

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Nervous Systems | Girls’ Day | © Stephanie Pilick

Nervous Systems | Girls’ Day | © Stephanie Pilick

Guided group tours

For the duration of exhibitions, guided group tours with customized focuses are possible on appointment.

Cost: max. 35 people; €50 per hour (in German), €65 per hour (foreign languages), plus admission
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Guided architectural tours

The former Kongresshalle in Berlin-Tiergarten, an architectural landmark of western modernity, serves as both the headquarters and venue of HKW. The building was the U.S. contribution to the INTERBAU International Building Exhibition in 1957 and was designed to embody freedom in the exchange of ideas. Thus, from the very beginning the building was associated with ideas of western modernity as well as with the east-west positioning of those times. The HKW program, developed by curators, academics and artists, continuously subjects this history of modernity to (self-) critical revision.

On request, we offer multilingual guided architectural tours in English, French, Italian, Greek and Spanish. Cost: max. 35 people; €60 per hour (in German), €70 per hour (foreign languages)
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