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Umbauarbeiten in der Fontane-Apotheke

Die Fontane-Apotheke ist derzeit wegen Umbauarbeiten geschlossen.

"Walls Resist! Sudan: Writing on Collapsing Walls" an event by Sudan Uprising Germany

7th March | 7 pm - 8.30 pm | Roof top of the FHXB museum

The history of writing of political messages on the walls - such as political slogans, tags and graffiti - and using of public spaces to demonstrate is not new in Sudan, but it has taken a radical shape during the recent chain of events: the uprising against the dictatorship of Bashir of December 2018, the following transitional period, the military coup of 25th October 2021 and the following war/military conflict and the ongoing civil resistance/revolution.

Since the public media and the internet are restricted, writing on walls remains a crucial means of self-expression and communication. These writings and artwork are the records of the revolution's events and essential pieces of its history, however they are constantly being erased from public buildings and streets, e.g. by security and intelligence forces. The aim of the project is to preserve this crucial component of Sudan's revolution as much as the revolution itself.




1973/2023 From the "recruitment stop" (Anwerbestopp) to the migration society

21st March 2024 | Entrance from 4:30 pm | SO36

On November 23, 1973, the West German government imposed the so-called "recruitment stop". However, this did not put an end to immigration to Germany, but accelerated the emergence of today's migration society. The so-called migrants built up organizations and institutions in which self-integration, community and solidarity were and are lived. The event series "1973/2023" is dedicated to this topic.

A cooperation project between the Institute for European Ethnology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum. In cooperation with Kotti e.V., Migration Council, Participation Office. Funded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education.



Inauguration of commemorative plaques on labour migration in Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg

26th march

The history of labour migrants, often referred to as "contract workers" and "guest workers", is conveyed by two new commemorative plaques in the district.
At the sites of a former AEG Telefunken residential home in Kreuzberg (formerly West Berlin) and the Volkseigener Betrieb Berliner Vergaser- und Filterwerke in Frankfurter Allee in Friedrichshain (formerly East Berlin), it is shown that migrants have shaped the history and developments of the district and the history of democratisation and continue to do so today. The memorial plaques will be realised as part of the district's diversity commemoration.

On 26 March 2024, the district mayor and other speakers will inaugurate the memorial plaques:

- 3 pm, Frankfurter Allee 71B-75, (next to the Plaza Frankfurter Allee entrance)

- 5 pm, Stresemannstr. 30

Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years

19 February | 6pm | FHXB Museum

The African-American lesbian poet and activist Audre Geraldine Lorde (1934-1992) had a significant influence on the Black women's movement worldwide with her work against homophobia, sexism and racism. Audre Lorde often spent time in West Berlin between 1984 and 1992. Here she gave readings and lectures, called for a fight against racism and encouraged Black women to make their own history visible.


To mark the renaming of a street after Audre Lorde, the FHXB Museum is showing the photo exhibition "Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years". This exhibition was originally shown in 2014-2015 at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin, where Audre Lorde held a visiting professorship in 1984. The portraits by Dagmar Schultz show Audre Lorde in various places in and outside Berlin, both in private moments and in her socio-political commitment.


Intervention in the permanent exhibition "ortsgespräche - ferngespräche - ortsgeschichten"
Duration: 20.02.2024 - 30.06.2024




The new podcast out.cast can now be heard (almost) everywhere there are podcasts!

Over the past two months, a group of activists and artists have been working intensively on concepts, research, interviews and editing techniques, supported by several workshops organised by studio lärm at the FHXB Museum. The result is five stand-alone yet interconnected audio pieces with stories, sounds and original sounds that tell of dreams and struggles.

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We call it Revolution. Transnational Activism in Berlin

Opening | 12 October 2023 | 6pm | FHXB Museum

Duration: 13 October 2023 - 31 March 2024

In many authoritarian-ruled countries, people are standing up for justice, freedom and radical political change - despite the violent repression they have to fear. In recent times, for example, there have been and continue to be protests in Egypt, Chile, Algeria, Sudan, Israel/Palestine, Syria, Iraq and Iran since 2011, which have brought millions of people onto the streets.

Berlin has not remained untouched by these events; the revolutionary movements are also supported from here. Especially people who fled to Berlin as a result of the repressive reactions, but also people from previous movements and their descendants shape the life of the city with their transnational activism. In public space, this can be seen in graffiti with symbols and slogans of the various revolutionary movements, in solidarity demonstrations and actions, artistic projects and research work, among other things.

What are people in Berlin who work in transnational networks for revolutionary movements fighting for? What are they demanding? What role do activists in the diaspora play for revolutionary movements? Which struggles can they connect to? And how are revolutionary events documented?

The exhibition "We Call It Revolution. Transnational Activism in Berlin" explores these questions. With documentary material, video interviews, publications and artistic works by people from political movements, the exhibition addresses aspects of transnational revolutionary movements in Berlin. The exhibition is based on conversations and workshops with activists.


Project funded by:  medico international, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung

Video interviews funded by: Berliner Landeszentrale für politische Bildung

Re/Assembling Anti-Racist Struggles An Open Archive

From May 22nd, 2022 Opening: May 21st, 5 pm

Anti-racist struggles and acts of resistance constitute part of the history of this country. Whether they have immigrated, were born here, or are simply passing through, people who have endured first-hand experiences of racism, anti-Semitism, and other forms of discrimination have been fighting for equality and social change for decades. For some time now, we have been working together with a range of people from East, West and reunified Germany to develop formats in which they can tell their stories of their own struggles against racism and anti-Semitism. We are working together to find and establish new ways of collecting, processing, and presenting this material.

An open archive has been established at the FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum showcasing the initial outcomes of this collaborative research. The archive comprises a collection of fragments and found objects which will be further expanded upon through workshops and with the support of visitors to the museum. This open archive is intended to become a site for debate—one that unites past experiences with contemporary debates and struggles against anti-Semitism, racism, and all other forms of discrimination.



ASSEMBLY "Bringing Together Anti-Racist Struggle"
May 19-21, 2022 at the Hebbel am Ufer (HAU) in Berlin

Fights and resistance against racism and anti-Semitism are part of the history of this country. For three days we want to take a close look at this under the motto "Collect, archive and activate anti-racist struggles": We look at movement, location and time in an assembly in workshop, exhibition and discussion formats together with activists and researchers , contemporary witnesses and artists of different generations the history of anti-racist struggles in East, West and the reunified Germany. It's not just about looking back, digging up and recording forgotten experiences that have been made invisible, but also about reactivating them for today and tomorrow.

In the workshops, the genealogies of feminist anti-racist struggles, the struggles in the former GDR against the specific forms and practices of racism there, resistance against anti-Semitism (and Holocaust denial), the refugee struggles, the struggles of Rom:nja and Sinti: ze, the fight against racial profiling, political anti-racist archiving initiatives and many other topics.


Release: Reading the Postcolonial City. Historical explorations in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Natalie Bayer / Mark Terkessidis (Hg.)

Although the topic of colonialism has been widely discussed recently, there are many gaps in knowledge about the colonial past and postcolonial present. This is particularly evident at the local level of the city: How did the imperialism of the German Reich, with its expansion overseas, but also into Eastern or Southeastern Europe, affect urban life? What's left of it?

“Reading the Postcolonial City” looks at the Berlin district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg as an example – looking at buildings, transport hubs, organizations, companies, cultural institutions and specific people who were connected to the imperial project but were also resistant. In the introductory essay, Natalie Bayer and Mark Terkessidis explain the theoretical starting points and the approach for urban research that does not treat colonialism as a special historical case, but rather locates it as a dynamic moment in the development of cities.


About the book:

Natalie Bayer, Mark Terkessidis (Hg.):
Die Postkoloniale Stadt lesen
Historische Erkundungen in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

352 pages
Verbrecher Verlag, Berlin
ISBN: 978-3-95732-526-6


sehepunkte 23 (2023), Nr. 2 [15.02.2023]: Rezension von: Die postkoloniale Stadt lesen, von Fabian Fechner.

junge Welt (09.03.23): Wilde und Zivilisierte - Eine Spurensuche. Der Sammelband >>Die postkoloniale Stadt lesen: Historische Erkundungen in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg<<, von Fabian Lehmann.

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