Capitalism - that's just like freedom, isn't it? But now imagine to wake up and capitalism is over. What has changed? Is our world a little better? What does it mean for the economy? Would we still work? And who takes decisions in the societies we live in? Let's discover it together. It is a journey through what is around us - to discover what it could be.
What identifies capitalism as an economic and societal system? How does it arose? And how has it developed? Is there a relation between the economic system and different types of discrimination? And are there actually (existing) alternatives to capitalism? If so, how could they look like in a world where injustices around us are visible, and yet we know less and less what to do about it or how a good and righteous life may look like.
In the museum landscape, all kinds of different areas are covered. Only in the field of our social organization in general, and economy in particular, there seemed to be a large gap so far.
As a grassroots project with a bottom-up purpose, the Museum of Capitalism not only breaks with classic museum objectives, but also with their representations. Historically, the narrative that has been written in and through museums, was the the story of rulers and gentry. The communication was one-sided, the content given. In contrast to that, in the Museum of Capitalism the audience is shaping many parts of the exhibition itself. The Museum of Capitalism is a place for everyone: free of charges, accessible and multilingual. A place, in which abstract interrelations are touchable and testable, in which utopian visions can be created and the contributions of visitors are changing the exhibitions constantly. It is a place which raises questions and encourages discussions as well as actions.
A change of the world has to start with an understanding of the existent. Welcome to the Museum of Capitalism!
With different backgrounds and interests we first came as friends together. We come from different countries, speak different languages and we hope that this diversity can be found in our work and in our exhibitions, too.
As an interdisciplinary group of young people, we create a space, which deals with the world around us. In our exhibitions, we show the relationship between the dominant economic system and its complex subjects in a low-threshold and understandable way with the aim to make it comprehensible through an active involvement with the economy and society that shape our daily lives in such an strongly way.
Our goal is to establish an interactive and open Museum of Capitalism and through our work in the field of political education, to enable others to explore ways for social participation within the society.
A project like the Museum of Capitalism requires commitment of different kinds – theoretical thinking with regards to content, practical realisation and implementation as well as organisational work. Everybody can participate according to his_her interests.
There is no alternative.
There are thousands of alternatives.
Kapitalismus zum Anfassen: Mit Lohn-Pumpe, Goldball-Diagramm und Barcode-Scanner
"Kapitalismus soll im Museum auch haptisch erfahrbar gemacht werden. Die Jungle World sprach mit zwei der Betreiber über Krisen, Gewerkschaften und die Rolle der Technik."
"Über den Kapitalismus gibt es eine Unzahl von Texten. Aber seine Mechanismen in einer Ausstellung erlebbar zu machen, ist eine neue Idee. Verwirklicht wurde sie von einer Gruppe junger Leute. "
"Marx goes pädagogischer Anspruch"
"Im Museum des Kapitalismus wird die Gegenwart beleuchtet."
"Das Kapital zum Durchspazieren"
"Das Museum des Kapitalismus in Neukölln ist zurück."
"Marktwirtschaft zum Ausprobieren"
"Die Besucher stürmten das Museum"
"Warum nicht etwas neues schaffen? Ab sofort auszuprobieren im Museum des Kapitalismus"
"Wie werden Waren im Kapitalismus produziert, woraus ergibt sich die Höhe des Lohns oder was bedeutet es, dass Wohnungen auf einem Markt gehandelt werden? Antworten auf diese und weitere Fragen sind nicht in ellenlangen Texten nachzulesen, sondern durch spielerische Elemente und im Gespräch mit anderen Besuchern zu erfahren."
"Kapitalkreislauf, Geldwert oder Gentrifizierung – alles hat mit Profitmaximierung zu tun. Wie das alles funktioniert, wird ganz anschaulich im Museum des Kapitalismus gezeigt, das junge Leute in Neukölln eröffnet haben."
"Im Kapitalismus-Museum wird der Wert des Geldes fühlbar"
"Es hat nicht den Charakter einer trockenen Vorlesung in Wirtschaftswissenschaften - sondern die BesucherInnen können die Sachen selbst ausprobieren und so erfahren, wie die Wirtschaft funktioniert",
In a narrowing environment for political space, the museum of capitalism nevertheless announces the opening of it’s first project room. Upcoming...Read more
Capitalism goes into winter sleep, at least the one in the museum. This year's exhibition, a milestone on the way to a permanent museum is slowly...Read more
Dear visitors, today we will read and discuss in our museum. Due to construction work on the event, therefore, the regular exhibition will be closed...Read more
In the course of this years Long Night of Museums on Saturday, August, 29th 2015, there will be a long night in our museum too. Beginning at 8pm we...Read more
Dear all, as you already know, we were fortunate to extend this year's exhibition. We are thrilled! Yippie! The new school year begins and we can...Read more
Who one of you can help us with his time and his skills in programming an exhibit?? In our exhibition, an exhibit called "Time Tracking" is planned....Read more
Tomorrow there will be a small neighborhood get together for our neighbors at Böhmischer Platz in the museum! We'd like to invite you for coffee and...Read more
Right now, Berlin runs a fever and if you want to cool down, come and visit! Our exhibition goes into prolongation and from this week on, we have new...Read more
We are happy to announce that we can prolonge the exhibition until 1st November, 2015. More infos follow soon. We are excited for the next three...Read more
The museum will NOT open on the upcoming Friday due to a penel discussion on the same evening. To make up for this, we will open on Saturday, the...Read more
MDK Panel Discussion // Friday, July 10th 2015 // 8pm // Admission free Since the outbreak of the financial crisis, in several European...Read more
Yesterday we celebrated the opening of the museum of capitalism. Throughout the evening, more than 500 people visited the exhibition. We are amazed...Read more
The Museum of Capitalism comes back to Neukölln. We will open our second exhibition on the 26th June. We will cover a much bigger variety of topics...Read more
The museum-group is working on the next exhibition. We will cover new topics and revise the existing content. Apart from this, everything remains the...Read more
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