Programme HKW

Enno Hallek, Bärbar solnedgång (Portable Sunset, 1990–2005)

As Though We Hid the Sun in a Sea of Stories

Fragments for a Geopoetics of North Eurasia

Exhibition, Publication

21.10.2023–14.1.2024, Opening 20.10.
Logo Miss Read 2023

Miss Read 2023

HKW Hosts | Book Fair & Festival

Mateus Aleluia. Photo: Vinicius Xavier

Mateus Aleluia


Installation view. Photo: Laura Fiorio/HKW

For the Love of Liberty?

(En)Countering Franklin

Programme HKW

Illustration by Diana Ejaita

About Us

Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) 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.
Image: Aziza Ahmad für Archive Books

Resignifying Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW)

HKW ventures to resignify each public space in its historic building with the names of women from different worlds who have contributed to the betterment of them.


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.

Cover “Die geheimste Erinnerung der Menschen” – Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, Holger Fock, Sabine Müller

Die geheimste Erinnerung der Menschen

Mohamed Mbougar Sarr | Translated from French by Holger Fock und Sabine Müller

Award Winners Internationaler Literaturpreis 2023

Birthday in the dormitory—contract workers from Vietnam in their accommodation in Dresden, GDR, February 1987

Echos der Bruderländer

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

Inaugural pavilion designed by raumlabor. Photo: Nin Solis/HKW

Shaped to the Measure of the People’s Songs

Annual Series of Artistic Interventions in Public Space, in 2023 with raumlaborberlin

Chef Paul Toussaint, Montréal, 2020. © Darwin Dolores

Tongue and Throat Memories

On hospitality and conviviality through food knowledges and convenings


Jaya Jacobo

Photo: Nikita Taparia, Unsplash

Sensing Worlds

South-South Epistemologies and Praxes

The 5th International Asian, African, and Latin American Film Festival in Tashkent (23 May–1 June 1978). Senegalese actress Issa Nyang.

Destination: Tashkent

Experiences of Cinematic Internationalism