With the exhibition “Islands of Utopia” the first phase of the foundation of the musuku – Museum of Subcultures starts. The exhibition will take place from 25.09. to 05.10.2019 as a pioneer project in the Haus der Statistik at Alexanderplatz, a historically significant abandoned site in the heart of Berlin.
The exhibition tells the story of subcultures and communities that explore new spaces from the water. While the French sociologist Henri Lefebvre called for the “right to the city” in his book of the same name in 1968, today it is also called “Reclaim the Water”. A museum of subcultures for Berlin Berlin is considered one of the birthplaces of subculture, alongside London and New York. Especially in their eventful recent history, the subcultures with their creative, innovative and often resistant potential have provided the city with important impulses. They pose the question of the possibility of a different, better life, are schools of tolerance and advocates of diversity. musuku is intended to reflect the enormous relevance of subcultures and give their narratives a space, a place of experimentation and discourse, and at the same time a message from the subcultures in the inner city, which is becoming increasingly difficult for them to play with. …
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Image caption: Allesandersplatz, Photo Chris Keller