Berlin and the World - The Berlin Exhibition in the Humboldt Forum
The exhibition envisions itself as an invitation to rediscover the city of Berlin. Berlin and the World will be a place for discovery, communication and participation, a place that enables its visitors to examine questions relating both to the present and future, all set against the backdrop of history. Following the core Humboldt theme of exploring the world as a whole, the exhibition will focus on the links between Berlin and the rest of the world. Berlin will exemplify the metropolis, with all its diversity and constant processes of exchange with other countries, regions and cities. Visitors will realize that globalization can give rise to autonomous as well as repressive developments. The exhibition on the first floor of the Humboldt Forum will be divided into sections focusing on selected topics and supplemented by activities where visitors can get involved. The exhibition, spread over 4,000 square metres, will examine issues such as migration, war, fashion, revolution, free spaces, borders, entertainment as well as world thinking from various perspectives. The Berlin Exhibition in the Humboldt Forum was commissioned by the State of Berlin as a co-production between Kulturprojekte Berlin and Stadtmuseum Berlin under the scholarly direction of chief curator and museum director Paul Spies.