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#Room4Rent

#Room4Rent
Köpenicker Str. 172 | 10997 Berlin

We offer our room over the summer months (20.06 to 31.08.) for intermediate rent. It is ideal for exhibitions, art, culture, educational work and much more.
The approx. 120sqm room is located in a modern new building near...

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Trapped in Capitalism – Surveilling & Excluding the Poor
Lecture Series

Monday | May, 20th | 7pm || Friday | June, 9th | 7pm || Wednesday | June, 19th | 7pm

In the lecture series “Trapped in Capitalism” by the ...

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Renewed Attempt to Liberation – Paths to Emancipation
Reading & Discussion

Friday | May, 17th | 7pm

On Friday, May 17th, the discussion group of the SEK – the Self-help Group Egg of Communism visits our museum! Four authors – Judith Braband,...

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Counterculture - Lifestyle - Revolution
Lecture

Wednesday, May 8th. | 7pm

When the first images of the Earth were released from outer space, the image of the blue marble was created. Not only did it form an understanding of a global ecosphere, the...

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#GetActive against #Mietenwahnsinn - April, 6th 2019

Tomorrow - just like 1000s of people and 100s initiatives, organizations and associations in Berlin and nationwide - we are part of the big march against #Mietenwahnsinn and community displacement!

The exhibition will...

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The big Kladderadatsch – Long live the Revolution!
Theater

Wednesday | April 17th | 7pm

The Homeless Theater, founded at the Volksbühne, will visit us on April 17th. The group has adapted the piece "The big Kladderadatsch! Long live the revolution! and presents...

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Gender in Public Space - Where are the women* in Hannah Arendt's "Vita Activa"?
Discussion

Wednesday | April, 10th | 7pm

Hannah Arendt senses in "Vita Activa" the disappearance of the political. The sphere of the political is determined for her by speaking and...

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Do It Yourself

Do it yourself - Why Solo Sex is Feminist?
Workshop

Friday | March, 22nd 2019 | 6pm

Do it yourself, solo sex, joining the mile-high club, flying solo, tripping the switch... you name it... is still a taboo subject for many people, but why is solo-sex also...

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Closed

This weekend and the next one, the museum is closed. We're looking forward to meeting you at our events and on Thursday!!

Together against injustice - Feminist forces Bundling with SGU
Conversation & interaction

Wednesday | March, 20th | 7pm

Stimmrecht gegen Unrecht (SGU) is a young, political collective that was ...

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What is emotional labour?
- About power relations, demarcation and support

Wednesday | March 13th, 2019 | 7pm

Emotional labour is often invisible and as part of care labour rarely openly discussed. Soothing a friend, a clarifying conversation or taking a break...

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Kon-Formismen – The Rearrangement of Differences
Lecture & Debate

Wednesday | February 27th, 2019 | 7pm

In debates about identity politics, individuals are assigned to a specific collective in order to gain an identity from it. It is henceforth necessary to...

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Gewalterlebnispark / Violence Adventure Park
Reading & Performance

Friday | February, 1st | 8pm

Mike Spike Froidl's novel, begun in 2002, is a novel in progress. A release is not planned - this novel is created to be featured on public stages!

Entertaining,...

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Integrated Capitalism & the Molecular Revolution
Reading and discussion about the theory of Félix Guattari

Wednesday | February, 6th, 2019 | 7pm

“It [capitalism] is always capable of adding or withdrawing additional functional axioms in the event of a crisis...

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Materializing Feminism - Book Presentation & Discussion

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, Lisa Yashodhara Haller and Anna Stiede presented their new book at our museum. In the book, both argue for materialistic feminism and a critical examination of the economic, social and...

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Critical Whiteness

Critical Whiteness
Lecture with Dr Millay Hyatt and subsequent discussion

Wednesday | January, 23rd, 2019 | 7pm

Critical Whiteness, in Germany also known as Critical Whiteness Research, is an approach in the anti-racism movement and in the scientific discussion...

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The RATTEN 07 and singers of The Choir from Below present: "The big Kladderadatsch!" – Long live the revolution!
Theater

Wednesday | January, 9th | 7pm.

The 100th anniversary of the 1918/19 revolution is reason enough to think about revolution in a comprehensive...

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Materializing Feminism

Materializing Feminism
Book presentation & discussion with Lisa Yashodhara Haller & Anna Stiede,
Authors and publishers of the book

Saturday | January, 10th 2019 | 6pm

We live in a time when all areas of life are permeated with capitalism. Against...

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We're on a winter vacation!

We are getting ready for our little winter break!

Before that, we just wanted to give you a quick update, that the museum is closed from 20.12.2018 - 10.01.2019 and also that the answering of emails etc. will take a little longer than usual. Because well, we take a break.

On the...

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Room for Rent

Space for use at the Museum of Capitalism

We offer the opportunity to rent our space for artistic, political or scientific networking meetings such as seminars, workshops, lectures and discussions, as well as theater performances, readings, film screenings etc. by the day or by...

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Opening of the Mike Spike Froidl exhibition:
"Wow! Capitalism!"

Painting - Performance - Graphic - Film

Friday | December, 14th | 7pm

From 8pm: Anticapitalist Calligraphy Performance
Afterwards the film: "M.S.Froidl mixes up the...

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An argument for the "Monetary Value Theory"
Input by Kristofer Pitz

Wednesday | December, 7th | 7pm

There are a lot of different interpretation of Karl Marx’ theory of capitalism in »Capital«. A central matter of dissent between the different approaches is the...

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Berlin under the Red Flag – A historical press workshop on the November Revolution
Workshop

Wednesday | November, 21st | 7pm

100 years ago the November Revolution took place, for us a reason to study it more closely!

This month there will be a very...

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New Opening Hours

We have new opening hours at the museum!! However, next weekend the exhibition will be closed!

The new opening hour are Thu 4pm - 7pm, Sat 2pm - 6pm and Sun 2pm - 6pm.

We're looking forward to new visitors!

Before the Marx-Reading group starts on Thursday, November 15th at 7pm in our museum, the day before Michael Heinrich gives an introduction to "Capital", Volume 1.

Until 2016, Michael Heinrich was a professor of economics in...

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Extra Opening Hours

For those who have no plans for the weekend and have not had a chance to visit us yet: Tomorrow - on Saturday, November 3, 2018 - we have opened the exhibition in addition to our regular opening hours. The museum will be open from 11am until 6pm.

We are looking forward to many visitors...

To warm up for the capital reading circle, starting November 15th, in our museum – on November, 8th, at 7pm – the political scientist Michael Heinrich gives an insight into his book about the biography and work development of Karl Marx with the title "Karl Marx and the birth of modern society...

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A commodity appears, at first sight, a very trivial thing, and easily understood. Its analysis shows that it is, in reality, a very queer thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties…”
― Karl Marx, Capital, Vol 1

In 2018, Karl Marx would have been 200 years...

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Cinema@MDK: Luther fuck off!

500 and 1 years after the Reformation, the Reformation Day - on October 31 - in Berlin is at least not a holiday. Too late on time, we dedicate an extraordinary evening to the splitter and the questionable historical figure. Hallelujah, that will be fun..!

"Anyone who always had problems...

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Capitalism into a museum? Join us!!

Hey everyone who wants to put capitalism in the museum!

We are a self-organised group that makes exhibitions about capitalism. We deal critically with the capitalist economic and social system and do political educational work, which is explicitly aimed at people outside the left and...

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Hartz IV vs. "Heart's Fear"?

"Hartz IV is the nightmare of society," says Bettina Kenter-Götte. The actress and author has long campaigned for the abatement of poverty. In her book, she traces her life with Hartz IV from the point of view of a person concerned and sensitises her readers to the reality of a precarious system...

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Understanding Capitalism and Building Alternatives - as part of the Wandelwoche Berlin Brandenburg, there´ll be an event at our museum as well.

On Thursday, September 13th, 2018, beginning 6pm, you can participate in a tour of the Forum Kreuzberg - the cooperative housing, education and...

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Original accumulation in permanence? Rosa Luxemburg's “Accumulation of Capital“
Lecture & Discussion

Wednesday | September, 5th 2018 | 8.30pm

"Capitalism needs for its existence and development of non-capitalist forms of production as its environment. It...

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On Saturday, September 1st, we are at this years Wandelwoche Berlin Brandenburg again.
There are many interesting initiatives and associations with a colourful program!
Comes as well!!

Click here for the FB Event....

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MDK Academy #10 - Culturalism

On August, 1st the MDK Academy will take place for the 10th time with a workshop on culturalism!

Since the collapse of state socialism, there has been a change of the prevailing patterns of interpretation in public and scientific debate concerning the political dynamics. The discussion...

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In recent years, several exhibitions dealt with the topic of the German colonial past. As for instance the Deutsches Historische Museum or the exhibition 'Zurückgeschaut' (Looked back) – dedicated to the first German colonial exhibition in 1896 in Treptower Park.

But perspective and...

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Organize! That's what we say. We want that. We do that.

The leftist theory, however, missed to develop an adequate concept of organization. In the best case, it confused the notion of organization with the structure of society. So it escapes the fact that the emancipatory organization...

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A punk tribute to 2 June Movement / Haschrebellen – beautiful bank heists and a Peter theft.
Mike Spike Froidl's "Brand New and Flammable" DIY Movie, D 2018, 65 Min.

If the state repression proved inexorable on the 2nd of June 1967 with the shooting of Benno Ohnesorg, it made a...

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We`re on vacation..

We're on a little vacation and closed until April, 4th.
Enjoy your easter holidays!

Museum of Capitalism
Köpenicker Str. 172
10997 Berlin

Our Opening Hours:
Thur: 4pm - 7pm
Sat & Sun: 2pm - 6pm

Tours for groups and schools also possible outside of opening hours.
For further details and information, let's get in touch...

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Capitalism into a Museum!

Finally guys!, we’re back and our news is the bomb! :)

We’re so excited! On February 23rd, it’s happening. We’ll open the world's first (permanent) Museum of Capitalism in Berlin. Of course, we want to celebrate this milestone of history with everyone and invite you from 7pm on into our...

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Head to Hamburg, folks! Together with friends from the Kollektiv für Alternativen we will be guest in the Affenfaust Gallery in St. Pauli. From 1st - 8th July we will not only address the G20 summit! In an...

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Sometimes we are so busy that we almost completely forget to tell you what we’re doing. Tomorrow, for example, we are part of the Lange Buchnacht – a long reading night in Kreuzberg. You’ll find us at aquarium, a place behind...

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Capitalism belongs in a museum! Three projects from Berlin, Brussels and Oakland attend to put it there and discuss the political and social role of a Museum of Capitalism. Presented by Sarrita Hunn and with Malte Elling, Samuel Hus and Timothy Furstnau as speaker in the panel for the respective...

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Our first brochure is there!

In the last few weeks we have been working to describe our exhibits and the methods behind them. We designed our first brochure, which not only works as a documentation of our previous exhibitions, but also to inspire other political education projects to develop own methods, to use ours or to...

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In a narrowing environment for political space, the museum of capitalism nevertheless announces the opening of it’s first project room. Upcoming Friday, on July 15th, we invite everyone to join the event: neighbours, local groups & initiatives and all people interested in getting to know us...

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Capitalism goes into winter sleep, at least the one in the museum. This year's exhibition, a milestone on the way to a permanent museum is slowly coming to an end. The time at Böhmischer Platz was incredibly eventful and great, for us a reason to celebrate with all of you! On Saturday, October...

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A book reading event...

Dear visitors, today we will read and discuss in our museum. Due to construction work on the event, therefore, the regular exhibition will be closed. Just come from 7pm to Berlin´s book premiere of Ein...

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Long Nights of Museums 2015

In the course of this years Long Night of Museums on Saturday, August, 29th 2015, there will be a long night in our museum too. Beginning at 8pm we start with the French b/w classic "L'an 01" from Gébé, Jacques Doillon et al.

We have to pay the rent - your donations are helping!

Dear all,
as you already know, we were fortunate to extend this year's exhibition. We are thrilled! Yippie! The new school year begins and we can hardly keep up the organization for all requested guided tours. Even that brings us joy over the moon! Yay! But slowly things are getting...

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Programmer wanted!

Who one of you can help us with his time and his skills in programming an exhibit?? In our exhibition, an exhibit called "Time Tracking" is planned. A connection to chip-card readers should be integrated. Technologies are free to choose. Fame, honor, eternal gratitude and further informations on...

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Tomorrow there will be a small neighborhood get together for our neighbors at Böhmischer Platz in the museum! We'd like to invite you for coffee and cake and are looking forward to getting to know each other better and there will be a program for children too. From 3pm on come over, we look...

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New Opening Hours!

Right now, Berlin runs a fever and if you want to cool down, come and visit! Our exhibition goes into prolongation and from this week on, we have new opening hours. We are also offering guided tours outside opening hours on request, just write us an email:...

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Exhibiton prolonged

We are happy to announce that we can prolonge the exhibition until 1st November, 2015.
More infos follow soon.
We are excited for the next three month.
The museum team

Changing opening hours on the weekend

The museum will NOT open on the upcoming Friday due to a penel discussion on the same evening.

To make up for this, we will open on Saturday, the 11.07
from 17:00 to 21:00

From Sunday on, things are normal again.

MDK Panel Discussion - The left and the state

MDK Panel Discussion // Friday, July 10th 2015 // 8pm // Admission free

Since the outbreak of the financial crisis, in several European countries left political parties are on the rise. In Greece, Syriza forms the government, in Spain Podemos strengthens and with theHDP, a left-wing...

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Yesterday we celebrated the opening of the museum of capitalism. Throughout the evening, more than 500 people visited the exhibition. We are amazed.
On the opening weekend (26.07, 27.07 and 28.07) the museum will open longer. The exhbition can be visited from 11am to midnight.
See...

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The Museum of Capitalism comes back to Neukölln. We will open our second exhibition on the 26th June. We will cover a much bigger variety of topics now - the new exhibition will be about crisis in Capitalism, about colonialism, gender-relations and ideas of utopia. The exhitbition is limited...

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Spring, Sun, Capitalism

The museum-group is working on the next exhibition. We will cover new topics and revise the existing content. Apart from this, everything remains the same: Free of charge, multilingual, interactive, accessible. Explanatory and participative, challenging and dreamy.

In the last weeks, we...

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