PHOTO: © Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss / Giuliani von Giese

BERLIN GLOBAL Freifläche: Wir bleiben! Gentrifizierung und Widerstand in Berlin

In the organizer's words:

Displacement, vacancy, gentrification: Gentrification is not only happening in Berlin, but here with particular force and speed. Through demos, self-organization and solidarity, Berliners are taking a stand against the loss of affordable housing and urban space. They are also fighting against their own displacement to the literal "fringes" of urban society. Progressive commercial interests, however, can hardly be stopped by this.

On an open space of BERLIN GLOBAL, the artists Barbara Bernardi, Linda Paganelli and Vincent Voignier investigate the phenomenon. Through interviews and an expansive photo and video collage, they show the consequences of gentrification for residents, the cultural landscape, and urban space. They record a variety of strategies of resistance and thus encourage visitors to get involved themselves.


Barbara Bernardi is an artist and filmmaker born in Italy and based in Berlin since 2008. Her multimedia installations, poetic films and photographs create intimate and sensual landscapes that tell stories of loss, grief and migration. She collects people's voices, words and memories that become part of her participatory works, which have been exhibited and screened throughout Europe and the United States.

Linda Paganelli is an Italian visual anthropologist, artist and filmmaker living in Berlin since 2017. With a sensory and inclusive approach and an anthropological, decolonial, queer*feminist perspective, her work touches on themes such as migration, belonging and longing, realities in (former) conflict zones, ecological grief and the relationship between humans and other species. She collaborates with museums, galleries, universities and non-governmental organizations and is co-leader of the independent Berlin Film Community.

Vincent Voignier is a photographer and artist born in France and living in Berlin since 2003. In his works he aims to get to know communities and phenomena beyond the mainstream and portray them visually without prejudice or stereotypes. His photo series document subcultures such as Sapeurs from Brazzaville in their homes, transgender people in Russia and the Philippines, and clubbers in Berlin. He has exhibited his work in London, Berlin and St. Petersburg.

- You will need a ticket for BERLIN GLOBAL to visit the open-air exhibition.

- Location: Berlin Exhibition, 1st floor Opening hours.

- Languages: German / English

- Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun: 10:30 - 18:30, Tue: closed

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Price information:

Reduction groups do not pay admission


Humboldt Forum Schloßplatz 10178 Berlin

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