Berlin, Schlossplatz:
We Want Your Ideas!


Our Ideal City

Family Brunch



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Events for children, youth and families.

Dear young art lovers!
During the course of the next two exhibitions, workshops for children and youths will focus on your views, wishes and hopes. We would like to learn more about your ideas of the future. What do you think: How will we live and work in fifty years? What will we eat and how will we dress? Many adults talk about things like globalization, climate change and urbanization – but what do they actually mean? In regard to the present exhibition, “Julie Mehretu: Grey Area”, we are thinking about what the city in which we live ought to look like. Based on the exhibition “Utopia Matters!”, which will be on view at the Deutsche Guggenheim starting January 23, 2010, we will look to the future and ask how we will live fifty years from now.


Berlin, Schlossplatz: We Want Your Ideas!
Workshop in cooperation with Aedes Junior Campus (from 7 years on)
Part 1
Friday, 06.11.2009, 4 – 6 p.m.
Deutsche Guggenheim
Part 2
Saturday, 07.11.2009, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
main entrance Berliner Dom
Lustgarten 1
10178 Berlin
Part 3
Sunday, 08.11.2009, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Aedes Junior Campus
Aedes am Pfefferberg
Christinenstr. 18-19
10119 Berlin

In the vicinity of the Deutsche Guggenheim Unter den Linden, one can find Germany’s probably most famous undeveloped area: the Berlin Schlossplatz. For the first time, the Deutsche Guggenheim and the Aedes Junior Campus ask children and youths how they envision this area. Should a museum be built here, or an outdoor swimming pool, or perhaps a large Ferris wheel? What function do young Berliners think the square and the building should fulfill. Surrounded by the history of the Schlossplatz, children can familiarize themselves with the area and discover what the square really looks like. What buildings are located in the surroundings and why is this piece of property is so controversially debated. The artist Julie Mehretu also deals with the history and influence of architecture in her commissioned work “Grey Area”. She asks what we have learnt from the past and what we can pass on to the future. Following a guided tour of the architectural-abstract image world of the artist, children from 7 years on are offered the possibility to come up with their own ideas on developing the Schlossplatz in the rooms of the Aedes Junior Campus and then present them in an exhibition at the Deutsche Guggenheim on November 10 at 5 p.m.

Overall costs: € 10


Photo: Jessica Waldera

Photo: Jessica Waldera

Photo: Jessica Waldera


Photo: Jessica Waldera

Photo: Jessica Waldera

Photo: Daisy Loewl


Photo: Daisy Loewl

Photo: Daisy Loewl

Photo: Daisy Loewl


Photo: Daisy Loewl

Photo: Daisy Loewl

Photo: Daisy Loewl


Photo: Daisy Loewl

Photo: Daisy Loewl



Our Ideal City
Family workshop

Sunday, 29.11.2009, 3 – 6 p.m.
Imagine you could freely build a city according to your own wishes and needs! What would your dream city look like? Would you rather live in beach huts or on houseboats? Do you go to school traveling in rockets, or go to work on stilts? What are your ideas about living in an energy-efficient way? At what places in the city can we relax and have fun? After a guided tour for families through Julie Mehretu’s world of architecture, urban development plans and graffiti, you can build your own ideal cityscape together with other families.

Costs: € 10 per family
€ 3 per child


Photo: Mathias Schormann

Photo: Mathias Schormann

Photo: Mathias Schormann


Photo: Mathias Schormann

Photo: Mathias Schormann

Photo: Mathias Schormann


Photo: Mathias Schormann

Photo: Mathias Schormann

Photo: Mathias Schormann



Family Brunch at the Deutsche Guggenheim
After a guided tour of the exhibition for children and adults, you can draw, paint or experiment. A brunch is offered for the entire family in the atrium of Deutsche Bank.

Sunday, 06.12.2009, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: € 12
children over 12: € 8
children under 12: € 5


Photo: Mathias Schormann

Photo: Mathias Schormann

Photo: Mathias Schormann


Photo: Mathias Schormann

Photo: Mathias Schormann

Photo: Mathias Schormann




All events are at the Deutsche Guggenheim, unless noted otherwise.
Registration: (030) 20 20 93-11