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Rising prices, empty buildings and displaced residents – while gentrification is not unique to Berlin, it is occurring here with particular speed and devastating impact.

Berliners are resisting the loss of affordable housing and urban space with demonstrations, grassroots organisation and solidarity, fighting their displacement to the literal fringes of urban society. But despite their best efforts, the onslaught of advancing commercial interests continues.

On an Open Space of BERLIN GLOBAL, artists Barbara Bernardi, Linda Paganelli and Vincent Voignier explore the phenomenon of gentrification.

Through interviews and an immersive photo and video collage, they show the impact of gentrification on residents, the cultural landscape and urban space.

By chronicling diverse strategies of resistance, they encourage visitors to get involved.


Barbara Bernardi is an artist and filmmaker, born in Italy and based in Berlin since 2008. Her multimedia installations, poetic films and photos create intimate and sensorial landscapes that tell stories of loss, mourning and migration. She collects voices, words and memories of the people who become part of her participatory works, which have been exhibited and screened across Europe and in the United States.

Linda Paganelli is an Italian visual anthropologist, artist, and filmmaker based in Berlin since 2017. Employing a sensorial and inclusive approach and an anthropological, decolonial, queer*feminist perspective, her work touches on themes such as migration and (be)longing, realities of (post)conflict zones, eco-grief, and the relationship between humans and other species. She collaborates with museums, galleries, universities, and NGOs and co-manages the Berlin Independent Film Community.

Vincent Voignier is a photographer and artist, born in France and based in Berlin since 2003. His work aims to meet communities, individuals and phenomena beyond the mainstream and portray them visually without prejudice or stereotypes. His photo series have documented subcultures such as Sapeurs of Brazzaville in their homes, transgender persons in Russia and the Philippines, and clubbers in Berlin. He has exhibited his work in London, Berlin, and Saint Petersburg.

- You need a ticket for BERLIN GLOBAL to visit the open-air exhibition.
- Location: Berlin Exhibition, 1st floor Opening hours
- Languages: German / English
- Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun: 10:30 - 18:30, Tue: closed

Additional information

The exhibition BERLIN GLOBAL is part of the Berlin Museum Pass and the Berlin WelcomeCard. The exhibition can be seen at the Humboldt Forum - where science, culture, art and people from all over the world come together. Both tickets are available at the Humboldt Forum Tourist Information.

Admission: BERLIN GLOBAL is free of charge for all people under the age of 18, as well as for students, trainees, FSJ and BFD workers, recipients of unemployment benefits, severely disabled persons and holders of the Berlin Pass - in each case on presentation of their ID when purchasing the ticket.

YOUTH CULTURE CARD: In the period 01.02.-30.04.2023, Berlin youths aged 18-23 can purchase a YOUTH CULTURE CARD with a credit of 50.00 EUR. For example, you will receive free admission to the BERLIN GLOBAL exhibition. The credit can only be redeemed on site in the foyer of the Humboldt Forum, online tickets are not possible. Purchase JUGENDKULTURKARTE and credit, info can be found here.


Barrier-free parking is available south of the Humboldt Forum on Schlossplatz. Barrier-free parking is available south of the Humboldt Forum on Schlossplatz. For more information, click here.