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Berliner Weekend for democracy at the Humboldt Forum in Berlin

Revolution as tradition: the site of the Humboldt Forum has repeatedly been the pivot of upheavals and departures: 1848, 1918, 1989.

Ausschnitte aus dem virtuellen Modell zum Palast der Republik von den CyberRäubern
Ausschnitte aus dem virtuellen Modell zum Palast der Republik von den CyberRäubern © Visualisierung des Palasts der Republik: Cyberräuber

Together with partners from all over Berlin, the Humboldt Forum is taking part in the Berlin Weekend for Democracy, using the March Revolution of 1848 as an occasion to commemorate 175 years of democratic traditions. Citizens follow the trail of the stones on which the martyrs of the March were laid out so that the king could pay homage to them.

Together with over 20 partners, Kulturprojekte Berlin is organising the Berlin Weekend for Democracy. Exciting events and diverse formats invite you to discover, participate and create. From special exhibitions to performances, talks and interactive city walks to artistic-digital interventions in urban space, the Weekend for Democracy takes a look at the Berlin revolutionaries, their efforts for political equality and social justice, and traces the reverberations of the barricade struggles in today's world.

Palace of Memory - Cyberräuber

Wasn't the Gläserne Blume standing there? Wasn't "Guten Tag" by Wolfgang Mattheuer hanging back there? With their installation "Palace of Memory," the CyberRäuber make the impossible possible with the help of virtual reality. The Palace of the Republic, which has completely disappeared structurally, can be entered digitally. In a two-year project, anecdotes, impressions and things are collected, which flow into the VR installation and turn it into a virtual work of art.

Immerse yourself in the palace, make a (new) picture for yourself or awaken your memories! The virtual palace model, which will continue to be built until 2024, will open its doors to you on 18.3. and 19.03.2023.

Artists:
Marcel Karnapke and Björn Lengers have been working together on art in digital space as CyberRäuber since 2016. With an "arguably unique mix of affinity for technology, pioneering spirit, pragmatism and love of theater" (Theater der Zeit), they create productions and projects that are driven by a great curiosity about the creative possibilities of technology and are shown in galleries, municipal theaters and at international festivals.

  • free of charge
  • Foyer, groundfloor
Our tip: Visit the exhibition Berlin Global in the Revolution room or the decentralised historical flashbacks in the Humboldt Forum, which tell of the democratic traditions at the historical site. Our multimedia guide will help you.
Additional information

Public transport: U-Bahn Museumsinsel (U5) 1 min walk; S/U Alexanderplatz 15 min walk; S Hackescher Markt 10 min walk, Bus 100, 200, 300, 147, N5


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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.
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