This extraordinary witness to the past evokes the Golden Twenties, recalls the devastations of war and the city’s division and reunification, and illustrates the appropriation and use by subcultures of places that become unexpectedly accessible. The door is one of the Humboldt Forum Highlights that provide a glimpse of the thematic diversity visitors will be able to experience in the Humboldt Forum. Thus the door’s arrival is an important milestone in realizing the Berlin Exhibition, which is scheduled to open in 2020.
The Safe Door in the Berlin Exhibition
The rich and varied range of exhibits bring together a multitude of voices and histories.The door will be placed between the Free Space and Boundaries exhibition sections. Free spaces characterized the years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. One of them was the Tresor club, arguably the world’s most famous techno venue. Borders such as the Berlin Wall had previously caused the safe to disappear for decades.