Exhibition Catalogue of "Berlin plant" | Ding des Monats August 2016

Thing of the month August 2016
Exhibition Catalogue of "Berlin plant"


Exhibition Catalogue of „Berlin plant – erster Bericht“ (1946) © Collection Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge. Design: Hans Leistikow. Foto: Armin Herrmann.

Berlin during summer, 70 years ago: on August 22, 1946, the exhibition "Berlin plant – erster Bericht" opened at the "white hall" of the city palace. About one year after the war had ended, a team of planners around Hans Scharoun put their visions up for discussion on how to rebuild the destroyed city. The question of the day was "How will we live?" Until September 30, 18,757 Berliners had seen the exhibition (12,849 of whom bought this slim catalogue for 0,50 DM).´

The thing of the month August gives a taste of our participatory exhibition project GERN MODERN? in the first half of 2017: its focus will be on concepts developed and put into practice by members of the Deutscher Werkbund after 1945. Concepts for a new start in the material and non-material realm. At the same time, GERN MODERN? asks what significance this historic topic involves for the present and the future.