Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) creates a forum for the contemporary arts and critical debates. In the midst of profound global and planetary transformation processes, HKW re-explores artistic positions, scientific concepts, and spheres of political activity, asking: How do we grasp the present and its accelerated technological upheavals? What will tomorrow’s diversified societies look like? And what responsibilities will the arts and sciences assume in this process?

HKW develops and stages a program that is unique in Europe, blending discourse, exhibitions, concerts and performances, research, education programs and publications. Its projects initiate reflection processes and devise new frames of reference. In its work, HKW understands history as a resource for alternate narratives.

In its extraordinary, modernist congress-hall architecture, HKW enables new forms of encounter and opens up experiential spaces between art and discourse. Together with artists, academics, everyday experts, and partners across the globe, it explores ideas in the making and shares them with Berlin’s international audience and the digital public.

John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin

daily noon—8pm, closed on Tue

S Hauptbahnhof, U Reichstag, Bus 100 

5 €, reduced 3 € (second visit included)
mondays and until 16 years free admission

Barrier-free, stepless access to the main foyer and other barrier-free entrances, barrier-free lift to the basement, mezzanine and auditorium

Photo: Sebastian BoleschPhoto: Jens Liebchen