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K36 – Kotti at second glance

Kottbusser Tor in Kreuzberg 36 – for some a district to give a wide berth but, for many others, a place of acceptance where culture, religion and individuality converge. The exhibition “K36 – Kotti at a second glance” shows the urban space from the perspective of young people and presents various approaches to vanquishing prejudices and getting to know ‘Kotti’. Last year, the Shadow Museum Youth Committee conducted urban research around Kotti, putting it under real scrutiny; the exhibition is like a second, closer look.

The project developed for the Berlinische Galerie was another part of the Shadow Museum ‘s programme. Kottbusser Tor in Kreuzberg, a challenging and stigmatised urban space, became a focus for the Shadow Museum Youth Panel which, through its on-site research, proposed an anthropological change of perspective. In the public eye, Kottbusser Tor is associated with images and discourses of social disorder. However, most residents and passers-by experience this urban space as one of permanent negotiation toward a mutual respect – a hidden social reality made apparent by the intensive dialogue between the Shadow Museum and the residents.

The result was 7 collectively developed videos, hundreds of photos that were processed into a 5x5m wall collage and a memory wall by means of which visitors could approach Kotti in an interactive way. 

More informations about the background of the exhibition K36 – Kotti on second glance.

And here you can find all videos: Alle Videos

 The exhibition “K36 – Kotti at second glance” was realised in the Berlinische Galerie in 207 m².Space for action and cooperation by:


Alisha Bronnert, Anja Scheffer, Daniel Harder, DJ B.Side, Eddie Kuchar, Elias Briller, Hüseyin Yilmaz, Jahmila Bronnert, Junis Hanafi, Karla Gangloff, Laith Azimi, Mathilda Marten, Monir El-Helwe, Moritz Scheffer, Oğuzhan Altintas, Romy Drieschner, Seraphina Lenz, Silke Ballath, Zahraa Abdul-Hamid