Islands of Utopia – The musuku – Museum der Subkulturen shows its first exhibition
#Berlin! 25.9. – 5.10.2019 A must-go exhibition! With “Islands of Utopia” the first phase of the foundation of the musuku – Museum der Subkulturen starts. The exhibition takes place as a pioneer use in the House of Statistics at Alexanderplatz, an abandoned place steeped in history, right in the centre of Berlin.
It tells the story of subcultures and communities that explore new possibilities from the water. While the French sociologist Henri Lefebvre called for the “right to the city” in his book of the same name in 1968, today it is also called “Reclaim the Water“.
Free spirits, rebels and artists have time and again taken to the water in search of new possibilities and creative opportunities which either couldn’t be found on dry land or couldn’t be accessed due to property issues or legal restrictions. The increasing lack of room in the city – coupled with rising prices and the disappearance of free spaces – has created an awareness that water bodies can be regarded as public territory too, making them an option for expanding the living environment. The photo exhibition shows international and Berlin projects, depicting both marginalisation and empowerment.
Exhibition with photographs and soundinstallations by
Tod Seelie, Nicole Strasser, Saskia Uppenkamp, Chris Keller and others