Featured Partner: Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW)
April 10, 2019
The Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) is an internationally recognized performing arts center for cultural exchange that facilitates critical debate around contemporary arts, science, and politics. Each year, HKW develops a unique program that highlights the importance of cross-cultural communication and collaboration in the arts and attempts to answer broader questions about society and its future. HKW offers a large exhibition space where international research and artistic projects are displayed. Throughout the year they foster international and local dialogue via workshops, symposiums and conferences.
The edifice itself – extraordinary, modernist congress-hall architecture – opens to the banks of the Spree in Berlin, but HKW has a global reach. Its annual programming reaches thousands through touring exhibitions and even more through its digital channels.
During the Year of German-American Friendship, HKW is partnering with Wunderbar Together to bring its long-running Anthropocene project to the United States. The term Anthropocene gives name to a new era in which humans are leaving a mark on our planet like never before. The “Mississippi. An Anthropocene River” project wants to address global challenges like polluted rivers, abandoned lands, and climate change on a local level by examining the impact of humans along the Mississippi River. In order to do these complex issues justice, the project includes actors from diverse backgrounds. International researchers, civic activists and artists will connect with communities along the Mississippi to encourage a public dialogue over thousands of miles of river territory and find solutions to global problems – together.
Discover more about HKW’s diverse cultural programming and research projects here.
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