Would you like it modern?

New exhibition gern modern? Living concepts for Berlin after 1945 now open at the Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge in Berlin Kreuzberg. The exhibition charts ideas and initiatives of the German Werkbund in the aftermath of WWII aimed at introducing modernist ideas into Berlin homes. Projects on show range from practical and stylish mid-century furniture and floor plans to exhibitions, educational tools, furnished model apartments and films to the ‘Home Advice Centre for modern minded Berliners.

In collaboration with curator Nicola von Albrecht I had the pleasure to co-curate its contemporary counterpart – the DIY Home Advice Centre. In contrast to the historical model, we would like to get advice from our visitors. What does “good living” mean today? Who can share 65 sq. m in what set-up? Which colour for the sofa? Feel free to enter your vision for 21st century living into our competition or test your ideas hands-on with our (almost) life-size version of the historic ‘Home Advice Building Blocks’. Every second Sunday we use them to build prototypes that explore varying housing needs.

Here are some impressions of the exhibition:


gern modern?
Living Concepts for Berlin after 1945
10.2. – 26.6.2017
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Werkbund Archiv – Museum der Dinge
Oranienstr. 25 · 10999 Berlin
Opening times: Thursday to Monday, noon – 7 p.m.

Guest Curator/Project Management: Nicola von Albrecht
Co-Curator of DIY Home Advice Centre: Rose Epple
Exhibition scenography and design: Alex Valder and Rose Epple
Visual identity: Rose Epple

All photos by Rose Epple 

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