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  • After Year Zero: Africa since WWII

    INTERVIEW. With much post-1945 historical focus on the Cold War and Eastern Bloc, Africa's position in the world order is unfortunately often overlooked. In After Year Zero, HKW and Anselm Franke explore the continent from a new perspective.

    Oct 22, 2013

  • Sure to make waves

    Catch a wave into a pool of Pacific culture at the pregnant oyster, as Wassermusik – an ostensibly water-themed music festival with accompanying film programme – begins making a splash on July 18 at HKW.

    Jul 15, 2013

  • We are the world

    Berlin might be the IT start-up capital of the world right now, but half a century ago, the original nerds hung out in Silicon Valley. HKW's newest exhibition, The Whole Earth, opening Apr 26, traces tech history from California to Berlin.

    Apr 26, 2013

  • Architecture and Ideology

    Valerie Smith's swansong, an ambitious HKW re-vamp, has just has one week left on the clock but there's still time to catch it. In case you're undecided, let us persuade you.

    Sep 13, 2012

  • Reality programming

    Documentary nuts would do well to pay a visit to Berlin's second Documentary Forum. Featuring all of the most recent developments in this loose collection of films with the motto "New practices across disciplines".

    May 30, 2012

  • Transmediale 2012

    Berlin's most exciting digital media fest starts today and ends Feb 5. So check it out! What started as a DIY festival showcasing electronic media work is now one of the most important happenings in the city.

    Jan 31, 2012

  • Worldtronics 2011

    While Berlin prides itself as the capital of techno and electro, it’s sometimes worth remembering that creativity remains elsewhere on this vast planet of ours. Hence: Worldtronics. Through Dec 4.

    Nov 24, 2011

  • What to "sweat"

    Using movement, sound, light, song and text, SWEAT attempts to discuss workplace and gender politics, the divide between the rich and poor, and the struggle to be seen from the ‘invisibles’ who perform menial, low-wage service in our industries.

    Jun 17, 2011

  • Der Traum vom Fliegen

    Haus der Kulturen der Welt's The Art of Flying is an attempt to explore perhaps the most common subject of a wistful afternoon's childhood fantasy: the dream of flight.

    Mar 7, 2011

  • The revolution will not be Facebooked

    Interview: Stephen Kovats. The transmediale artistic director is packing up his laptop following this year's fest after five years at the helm. Digital suicide and WikiLeaks are on the radar for his last year.

    Jan 31, 2011 1 Comments

  • A chat with... Matias Aguayo

    Mexico hits Berlin on December 4 as part of the Worldtronics Festival. The head honcho of the bumbumbox street parties that happen throughout Latin America, Matias Aguayo, chats with us about life all over the world.

    Dec 2, 2010

  • A chat with... Reinhold Friedl of Zeitkratzer

    ON STAGE THIS FRIDAY! Avant-gardists extraordinaire - and Lou Reed/Whitehouse collabortors - Zeitkratzer prepare to play their "Volksmusik" at the open-air Wassermusik Festival.

    Jul 21, 2010