Norm and Form. Design for everyone? 

Exhibition and talks


Daily life is full of designed objects that help us, annoy us and sometimes even hinder us. What is inclusive design? What features would we like to see at the future Bauhaus-Archiv / Museum für Gestaltung, and what can we realistically implement? A small-scale research project on inclusively designed objects at the temporary bauhaus-archiv aims to address these questions. It reviews the backstories of barriers, aids and strategies in the local neighbourhood of the temporary in Berlin-Charlottenburg. “Norm and Form” encourages visitors to critically reflect on this topic and actively participate in the project.

Please note the current regulations for visiting the exhibition.

Programme leaflet (PDF)

Concept and design by Silke Feldhoff (lab.Bode/Staatliche Museen Berlin), Dirk Sorge (Berlinklusion), Nina Wiedemeyer (Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin), Lea Sonder (Büro für Sinn und Unsinn) and Vincent Zimmer (Kollektiv Plus X).

In cooperation with form Magazine

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The discussions will take place in purely digital form. The links to the respective live streams will be posted here shortly before the event.

Thu, 6 May 2021, 6:30 pm
Are we in good form?
Digital opening discussion on “Norm and Form”, moderated by Anton Rahlwes (form Designmagazin) with Kate Brehme (Berlinklusion) and Friedrun Portele-Anyangbe (Deutsches Historisches Museum, Humboldt Forum Berlin)

Video recording on YouTube

Thu, 24 June 2021, 6:30 pm
How inclusive is inclusion?
Discussion (in German) on fashion, working conditions and equal opportunity with Anna Flemmer (fashion project Wechselwirkung) and Jürgen Thewes (Werkstatträte Deutschland e.V.), moderated by Daniel Horneber (Speaker on the topics of disability, impairment and inclusion)

Video recording on YouTube

Thu, 29 July 2021, 6:30 pm
Who fits the norm?
Discussion with the project organisers:
Silke Feldhoff (lab.Bode / Staatliche Museen Berlin), Dirk Sorge (Berlinklusion), Nina Wiedemeyer (Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin) und Vincent Zimmer (Kollektiv Plus X)

Video recording on YouTube

We look forward to your visit!