Behind White Walls


A creative search for traces along KW


<p>Courtyard of KW Institute for Contemporary Art (before the renovation), photo: Uwe Walter, 1997</p>

Courtyard of KW Institute for Contemporary Art (before the renovation), photo: Uwe Walter, 1997


Who or what are KW? Just a random old building? A (dream) factory? A cozy garden to chill out in? What traces of time do we find and why are they here? Where is the history behind the architecture? What do you (not) see? Do you see yourself?


In this workshop, we will explore together with playful, creative and interactive exercises how people, crises, changes, and ideas have inscribed themselves into the KW building and the neighborhood of the Scheunenviertel over the past centuries. On the basis of a common search for traces, the participants can bring themselves, their own stories and what surrounds them into a resistant exchange with the history of the place.


The aim of the workshop is to introduce the institution and the history of the area to children and young adults of different ages and to enable an individual approach through artistic approaches and group work.


Bookable workshop for schools, private groups, and children’s birthdays

Suitable for children and teenagers from 10 years

Duration: 120 minutes / 100 €

Languages: German, English, Hebrew

Subjects: German, fine arts, English, ethics, history, social and political sciences

Group size: max. 12 persons or class size


Information and Booking requests

Museumsdienst Berlin

+49 (0)30 247 49 888 (Mon–Fri: 9 am–4 pm, Sat–Sun: 9 am–1 pm)