Venue in Berlin
Address, access map and photos of the venue partner hosting Les Rencontres Internationales in Berlin
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles Allee 10, 10557 Berlin
Subway: S5, S7, S9, S75, Hauptbahnhof station
Free entry

The Haus der Kulturen der Welt is a place for international contemporary arts and a forum for current developments and discourse. Located in Berlin, it presents artistic productions from around the world, with a special focus on non-European cultures and societies. Visual arts, music, literature, performing arts, film, academic discussions and digital media are all linked in an interdisciplinary programme that is unique in Europe. In a time when local and national issues are inextricably tied to international developments, the Haus enables the voices of the world to be heard in their great diversity and gives them a productive place in the inner-societal dialogue.
With theme-based exhibitions and international conferences in spring and fall, the Haus makes today’s globally relevant artistic and societal processes experienceable. In central projects, HKW devotes itself to questions of artistic research and knowledge production. The biennial BERLIN DOCUMENTARY FORUM presents developments in the documentary arts and puts these up for discussion. The summer open-air festival WASSERMUSIK combines concerts on the Spree River with experiences and reflections around the theme of water, as well as around cultural connections across currents and oceans. Given annually, the INTERNATIONALE LITERATURPREIS draws attention to outstanding international voices and the importance of translation in communicating ideas. HKW collaborates with partner organizations in developing, hosting and presenting numerous events, such as the media art festival TRANSMEDIALE. In a two-year interdisciplinary program (2012-2014), THE ANTHROPOCENE PROJECT examined the implications of the thesis of the “human age.” Running until 2018, the long-term project HUNDRED YEARS OF NOW will address the processes of sociopolitical upheaval that have led to today's conditions of global capitalism. It will investigate current social problems within the context of historical perspectives: a diagnosis of our time in discursive events, essay-exhibitions, music festivals, commissioned artistic works, and educational projects..