Duration of the exhibition: 24 April to 4 October 2020
Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg are figureheads of today's Berlin.
From "Chicago on the Spree", Berghain, SO36 to Kreuzberg 61: in both districts there are many places that are known beyond the city limits and create dazzling images. But they only depict individual aspects of history and the present.
Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg were not founded until 1920 and formed "buffer districts" between the old Berlin city centre and newly merged surrounding communities. Over the past 100 years they have developed into urban districts with new attributions and names. In some cases, these tie in with traditions and offer identification; but they also distort and cover up social realities.
The exhibition at the FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum explores urban spaces and their attributions, social realities as well as better-known and lesser-known stories from the past 100 years that have shaped the district to this day.
Opening: April 23, 2020, 7 pm