Picture Cellar, in the foreground mural by Harald Metzkes and Manfred Böttcher © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018, photo: Andreas FranzXaver Süß
31 Aug 2022 – 27 Dec 2023
Guided Tours

Picture Cellar

Murals by Manfred Böttcher, Harald Metzkes, Ernst Schroeder, Horst Zickelbein

Guided tours on Wednesdays at 5 pm for a maximum of 14 visitors per tour

In German

€ 6/4

Flossenbürg concentration camp, forced labour in the quarry, around 1942. Photo: Beeldbank WO2, Amsterdam, 67144 – NIOD. Graphic design © Rimini Berlin
19 Apr – 16 Jul

POWER SPACE VIOLENCE. Planning and Building under National Socialism

Exhibition opening: 18 Apr, 7 pm

Tue – Sun 11 am – 7 pm

Free admission

Guided Tours
Thur 5 pm, Sun 2 pm
4 Jun & 2 Jul, 4 pm
€ 3

14 May, 11 Jun, 9 Jul, 2 pm (with translation into German sign language for deaf visitors)
Free admission for guests with a severely disabled pass

Curator’s Tours
23 Apr, 7 May, 11 Jun, 16 Jul, 4 pm
€ 3

Guided Tours for blind and visually impaired visitors
25 Apr, 2 May, 6 Jun, 4 Jul, 5 pm
Free admission

© Grandfilm GmbH
Wednesday, 26 Apr
Film and Talk

7 pm



POWER SPACE VIOLENCE Condition and Terrain

Director: Ute Adamczewski, Germany 2019, 118 min.

Talk with Ute Adamczewski, Wolfgang Benz et al.

Moderation: Angelika Königseder

In German

€ 6/4

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Please find below the Akademie der Künste's digital offers.

Photo © H Arquitectes



HARQUITECTES. Winner of the Berlin Art Prize 2021 for Architecture

Video on demand

Introduction and discussion: Enrique Sobejano

In English

Annett Gröschner. Photo: Susanne Schleyer


Award Ceremony

Berlin Art Prize – Jubilee Endowment 1848/1948

Video on demand

Award ceremony for Annett Gröschner, Sajan Mani, HARQUITECTES, Petra Strahovnik, Lea Schneider, Gina Haller and Susann Maria Hempel, presented by Jeanine Meerapfel, Michael Müller

In German and English

Left: Hans Joachim Schellnhuber. Photo © PIK/Karkow, 2020. Right: Matthias Sauerbruch. Photo © Inge Zimmermann



On the Duty and the Power of Architecture: Hans Joachim Schellnhuber

Video on demand

Discussion with Matthias Sauerbruch

In German

Left side: Kjetil Trædal Thorsen. Photo © Pål Laukli. Right side: Matthias Sauerbruch. Photo © Inge Zimmermann


Lecture and Discussion

Kjetil Trædal Thorsen (Snøhetta)

The lecture and discussion series “On the Duty and the Power of Architecture” will continue digitally this year with Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, who is a member of the Architecture Section. Lecture followed by a discussion with Matthias Sauerbruch. In English.

Photo © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk


Exhibition Tour

urbainable – stadthaltig. Positions on the European City for the 21st Century

The exhibition at Hanseatenweg has already been dismantled, but our halls can still be accessed digitally. A cinematic tour of the exhibition has been produced for all those interested who were unable to see "urbainable – stadthaltig" or would like to experience it again with comments by the curators. In German.

Former runway at Tempelhof Field, Berlin, 2017. Photo © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk


Online Discussion

urbainable – stadthaltig Sustainability in Construction – Greenwashing or Progress?

Matthias Sauerbruch in conversation with Thomas Auer, Annette Gigon, Christian Kühn, Christine Lemaitre, Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber and Werner Sobek. In German. Online discussion on YouTube.

Fabian Knecht, Isolation (52°33’44.1”N 14°03’12.8”E). 2019, installation in public space. Courtesy alexander levy


Roundtable Talks

urbainable – stadthaltig EC(centri)CITY – The Eccentric City

Nadim Samman and Matthias Sauerbruch developed a series of roundtable discussions within the framework of EC(centri)CITY – The Eccentric City, in which the city, social aspects, nature and public space as a compressor for artists and architects are discussed with international partners. In English and German. In cooperation with Berlin Art Week, Innogy Stiftung and MONOPOL.