Berlin Hemp MuseumR1 R2 The Hanfparade (Hemp Parade) has taken place annually in Berlin since 1997 and is the largest demonstration for the legalisation of cannabis as a raw material, medicine and stimulant. For the Long Night of Museums we are opening the anniversary year "20 Years of the Hemp Parade" and hand the stage over to historical witnesses and fellow travellers. The amply illustrated special exhibition will be supplemented by an acoustic journey through two centuries of legalisation work. The museum cafe also tempts with hemp delicacies.
18:00-18:30, 19:00-19:30, 20:00-20:30, 21:00-21:30, 22:00-22:30, 01:00-01:30
GDR MuseumR1 R7 Christopher Flade knows Spreepark, the abandoned East Berlin theme park, very well. In an fascinating short talk, he talks about the mixed history of the area, imparts insider knowledge and tells surprising anecdotes. He also has a few treasures from the Spreepark collection in tow.
Embassy of MongoliaR9 His Excellency, Ambassador Tsolmon Bolor and the curators open the exhibition "Modern Transformations - New Identities".
Berlin Planetarium and Wilhelm Foerster ObservatoryR6 What can we see at the moment in the Berlin sky? What are those points of light?
Museum der Unerhörten DingeRoland Albrecht talks about his museum.
18:00-19:00, 19:30-20:00, 22:00-22:30, 23:00-23:30, 00:00-00:30
Archenhold Observatory BerlinR8 A short talk on the construction of the instrument and a demonstration
Game Science Center BerlinR4 R7 The founders of the Game Science Center welcome you in and introduce you to their futuristic museum. An interesting story about founding a museum as an independent start-up and the challenges of making technology accessible to everyone.
St. Matthäus-KircheR1 R3 R4 R5 Inspired by the exhibition “After the Rain”, Sibylle Nägele and Joy Markert from the Literature Salon Potsdamer Staße talk to Helga Cent-Velden, who as a “Trummerfrau” helped to clear the rubble of post-war Berlin.
Berlin Planetarium and Wilhelm Foerster ObservatoryR6 For some decades now astrobiology has explored the origin, evolution, spread and future of life in the universe. In recent years the evidence has grown that we don't have to look all that far to find life beyond our planet. In particular the ice moons that circle Jupiter and Saturn have gained extensive attention in planet research. Jean-Pierre de Vera from the German Aerospace Center in Berlin Adlershof relates the latest discoveries.
Stasi Museum BerlinR2 In September 1990, civil rights activists stormed House 7 of the former Stasi headquarters. They barricaded themselves in the offices and started a hunger strike. Their protest was directed primarily against the progressive destruction of Stasi documents. Occupation participants tell their story.
Embassy of MongoliaR9 Wolfang Gramm, head curator of the International Art Exhibition NordArt and Bodibataar Jigjidsuren, curator of NordArt's Mongolian pavilion, discuss the contemporary art scene in Mongolia and the challenges of realizing international exhibition projects.
Museum for Communication BerlinR4 R7 An express introduction to robotics, in which you can also get to know our museums robots.
Museum der Unerhörten Dingeor About the telescope that Christopher Columbus used the first time he saw America
Game Science Center BerlinR4 R7 Arthur C. Clarke had suggested that any sufficiently advanced technology would be indistinguishable from magic — referring to a possible encounter with an alien civilisation — but if a science journalist had one responsibility above all else, it was to keep Clarke's Law from applying to human technology in human eyes.” Greg Egan, Distress, 1995We often hear that science and technology are moving so fast that it's impossible to keep track anymore. Reading the headlines of any tech blog, every day seems to bring a new indispensable gadget or scientific breakthrough. But how much of that content is actually relevant? Let's break the spell of techno utopianism and find some peace of mind in the age of accelerating change.Raphaël de Courville is a graphic designer & new media artist from Paris. Aside from his research and design work at ART+COM, he produces his own artwork, teaches workshops and organizes events on topics related to art and technology. He is a self-taught coder with a passion for languages, science and early computer art.
Haus am LützowplatzR3 Talk and subsequent discussion on the exhibition with the art historian and art dealer Barbara Straka
Brücke Museum BerlinR6 Thilo Schmied, owner of Berlin Music Tours and expert in music production in Berlin, talks about David Bowie's favourite museum in Berlin and the influence that the art group Brücke had on Bowie and Iggy Pop.
MocTA - Museum of contemporary TrashArtR1 R2 The art dealer Christina Friedmann on the works in MocTA
20:30-20:50, 21:30-21:50, 22:30-22:50
Game Science Center BerlinR4 R7 The Berlin-based Nagual Sounds presents their project Nagual Dance and the story of its development. With Nagual Dance you don’t dance to the music, you create the music by dancing.
Stasi Museum BerlinR2 Taking Udo Lindenberg's 1983 concert in the Palace of the Republic as an example, employees explain how the Stasi Media Centre is structured.
Ibero-Amerikanisches InstitutR1 R3 R4 R5 “Bottom-up globalisation” is changing Latin America's cities. On the one hand, it is seen as a danger to the political and social order; on the other it offers a chance to survive and take part in global consumption. The sociologist Prof. Marianne Braig (Freie Universität Berlin) talks about the informal markets of La Salada (Buenos Aires) and Tepito (Mexico City).
Archenhold Observatory BerlinR8 Black holes are among the most fascinating objects in the universe. Authors ascribe them fantastical qualities, physicists construct major conceptual models around them, astronomers open the door to understanding the cosmos. The talk covers history, development and characteristics of black holes – to the extent that we understand them today.
Museum der Unerhörten Dingeor About the cat fight
The KennedysR5 Thomas Steg was the deputy parliamentary spokesperson from 2002 to 2009 and is now a communications consultant responsible for Volkswagen's international PR. What does a communications and media expert make of John F. Kennedy's self-staging in the magazines and the then new medium, television? To what extent did Kennedy set standards in political communication, and what challenges do politicians face today?