As is the case almost everywhere in the world, it is mostly men who have written Berlin’s history. In politics, culture and architecture, they have shaped our perception of the city’s evolution. But this is not the whole story – #stadtderfrauen
Even 150 years ago, Berlin was a place where many things could be done that seemed impossible elsewhere – particularly for women.
The exhibition “Berlin-City of Women” at the Ephraim-Palais tells German history through 20 life stories of interesting women, including artist Käthe Kollwitz, Berlin Zoo director Katharina Heinroth as well as politician and Berlin mayor Louise Schroeder.
By presenting the life stories of those 20 important women in Berlin history, they almost serve us like a role model of what was possible in Berlin during these days, showing how they cast off the corset of societal constraints, what they experienced and how they helped to shape the city’s history.
With more than 400 works and personal memorabilia items, the exhibition retraces the life stories of women who – each in her own way. In the midst of them are independent and self-contained woman from a diverse occupational area such as politicians, photographers, singers and actresses, architects and scientists. Multilingual texts and audio guides tell the stories of these women whose lives were rooted in Berlin or interwoven with the city and its history. Media stations provide a direct connection. Vivid scenography brings pivotal moments to life. The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive programme of events.
Check out the exhibition featuring inspiring women until 28 August 2016 and let us know what you think about it by using #portraitofberlin #stadtderfrauen