Conversation in the exhibition “Suddenly Wonderful”
Conversation in the exhibition “Suddenly Wonderful. Future ideas for large West Berlin buildings of the 1970s" with Thomas Oberender, author and curator, Kirstin Bauch, district mayor of Berlin Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf and Ursula Müller, curator of the exhibition
In 1979 the International Congress Center Berlin (ICC) opened in West Berlin. To this day it is the largest conference center in Europe.
Created in direct competition with the East Berlin Palace of the Republic, it has successfully hosted major international congresses, symposiums, concerts and shows in its more than 80 rooms for over 30 years.
The ICC has been mostly empty since 2014. From then on it served temporarily as an emergency shelter, cultural site and vaccination center.
As director of the Berliner Festspiele, Thomas Oberender breathed new life into the building complex for ten days in 2021.
In office since December 2021, Kirstin Bauch has firmly resolved to make the large building accessible to everyone again in the long term in cooperation with the Senate.
How a restart of the ICC can succeed and what the future of the iconic building could look like will be discussed with Ursula Müller, curator of the exhibition and head of the architecture collection of the Berlinische Galerie.
Participation is included in museum admission, without registration.
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