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re-opening

on august 5th our exhibition "museum of capitalism" will open its doors again after the long corona-related break!
Please do a corona-test before visiting the museum and note that only 10 person can enter the exhibition at the same time. Also Masks are required for all visitors.
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Temporarily Closed

Due to the current COVID measures, the exhibition is expected to remain closed until further notice.

Exhibition Opening – Environment in Capitalism

Exhibition Opening – Environment in Capitalism

With many friends, neighbours and visitors, we have opened our new permanent exhibition on October 25, 2019! We thank all who were there! The evening was great, the topic of the exhibition enormously important, your interest huge!...

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Classes in Neoliberalism
Lecture

Wednesday, November 6th. | 7pm

Classes structure society in capitalism. At the same time, they serve to explain social processes and developments. Classes are determined by the position of the people to the means of production -...

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The climate catastrophe - a catastrophe of capitalism?
– Movement perspectives on the relationship between environment and social organization

Panel

Friday, October, 11th 2019 | 20h

How do we understand the relationship between the capitalist economy and...

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New Ehxibition

Exhibition Opening

Friday, October, 25th 2019 | 20h

On October 25, 2019, we reopen the museum with a revised exhibition! The main topics of the new exhibition are capitalism-specific mechanisms and their effects on climate and society. We show connections between the...

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The planetary destruction.
– On the relationship between capital and ecological disaster.

Workshop

Wednesday, October 2nd | 7pm

In a reading workshop, we want to discuss to what extent the destruction of the earth is a necessary consequence of capitalism....

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The MDK in Brussels

We are back from Brussels!! And we don't want to deprive you of a few pictures. It was big and it was great!

From August 15th to September 13th 2019, more than 5000 people visited our joint exhibition with the Musée du Capitalisme at the Brussels Stock Exchange. The evenings were filled...

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Trapped in Capitalism – Surveilling & Excluding the Poor #3
Lecture Series

What to do? Organizing against exploitation in jail?
with Soligruppe Berlin of the GG / BO

Wednesday | June, 19th | 7pm

On Wednesday, June 19th, the last event of...

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MRX MACHINE

MRX Machine
Reading & Discussion

Friday | June, 14th | 7pm

In the postmodern world of contemporary neo-liberal capitalism, all differences, all identities have become fluid and have become the consumable surfaces of a self-optimized staging. Any resistance...

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Trapped in Capitalism – Surveilling & Excluding the Poor #2
Lecture Series

Punishment of Poverty - Substitute Liberty Penalties & Penal Procedures
with Frank Wilde and Henriette Scharnhorst

Friday | June, 9th | 7pm

Every year, more...

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Trapped in Capitalism – Surveilling & Excluding the Poor #1
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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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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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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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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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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