Cabinet of the Unknown
Friday, 21. July 2017 to Monday, 11. September 2017
Cabinet of the Unknown is a project that pursues the goal to connect the known to the unknown. Taking its title as a cue from Cabinet d’Ignorance of Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon in Dresden, Cabinet of the Unknown invites its collaborators from Oranienstr. to work on objects that cannot be taxonomified and defined at Museum der Dinge. The objects and the discussions discovered and remained undiscovered will compose the exhibition that will take place in July–September 2017.
gern modern? Living Concepts for Berlin after 1945
Duration: February 10 - June 26, 2017
Berlin after 1945: "How will we live?" was the question of the hour. The exhibition project 'gern modern?' explores ideas for actual and idealized concepts of home that were developed by German Werkbund members in the war-ravaged city and asks about the issue's timeliness and significance for the present.
Object Lessons. The Story of Material Education in 8 Chapters
Today, knowledge about materials, their origins and processing is valued and desired more than ever before. At the same time, such knowledge is specialized, concealed and expert-owned. How can it become available to everyone?
Masse und Klasse: Graphic Design in the GDR
Thursday, 17. March 2016 to Monday, 29. August 2016
Made in Germany – Politics through Things. The German Werkbund in 1914
On the eve of the First World War, the industrial design association Deutscher Werkbund, founded by artists and industrialists in 1907, launched a mobilization of things: the functional, standardized and materially sensible design of everyday products would make the label "Made in Germany", required by British import law, rise above its original status as a mark of ostensibly poor quality. On the contrary, "Made in Germany" would be transformed into a seal of quality, raising the export power of the German Empire.