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360° digital experience from BERLIN GLOBAL, Berlin exhibition at the Humboldt Forum

The Berlin exhibition in the Humboldt Forum can be virtually discovered even before its opening:

Humboldt Forum
Humboldt Forum © Sönke Schneidewind

The first room goes online as a digital experience "360° Thinking the World". The room was designed with the 375 square meter mural "Thinking the World" by the New York urban artist duo How and Nosm.

Urban art is typical of Berlin - which is why the large-scale mural "Thinking the World" by the twin brothers How and Nosm will introduce visitors to the Berlin exhibition at the Humboldt Forum: Berlin and its connections with the world.

BERLIN GLOBAL, an exhibition on 4,000 square metres of space, shows how the city and its people are connected with the world. Visitors start in a room called Thinking the World and move on to an introductory space entitled Berlin Images.

Critical themes such as German colonialism, looted art and environmental pollution are depicted, and well-known figures such as the Humboldt brothers, Elector Friedrich Wilhelm and Christopher Columbus can be identified.

Past, present and future: much of what happens in Berlin has an impact on the world. And much of what happens in the world affects Berlin.

Thus the opening room introduces the themes of the exhibition. Visitors can now explore the online experience of "360° Thinking the World" digitally in two ways: as a moderated tour or on their own by moving virtually in the room "World Thinking" and navigating to the 16 points in the mural, which are backed up with information on image details.

The two moderators for the film version of about 12 minutes are the educationalist and racism critic Jennifer Danquah and the Berlin photographer and art educator Markus Georg. They knowledgeably guide us through the allusive depictions of the Urban Artists and bring in their personal perspectives.

The online experience "360° Thinking the World" is not only a foretaste of the themes of BERLIN GLOBAL, but also of the participatory concept: Through the collaboration with artists* and other experts*, new perspectives on the themes of the exhibition are introduced.

This polyphony is intended to reflect the diversity of urban society and also to open up to groups whose realities are not otherwise present in the museum.
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