β€œAnd let us work in joy. Whatever hurdles fall in our way, may our joy abound; this profound, inherent joy that the certainty of good that is being realized secures, and the conviction that all of us, able or infirm, exiled or not from active existence, can still be useful in our work. And no one will deprive you of this joy.”

Paulette Nardal, Beyond Negritude


As of January 1, 2023 the cadence, the pulse, and the tune of Haus der Kulturen der Welten changes as Prof. Dr. Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung assumes his role as Intendant and Chief Curator. Leading up to the weekend of June 2–4, 2023, when Ndikung and his new team have the pleasure of inviting all to HKW for the inauguration of their program, urgent renovations will take place in the building between January and May 2023. A new website will be launched in spring 2023 in conjunction with an announcement of the upcoming program.

We can't wait to welcome you and witness the adaptation of the steps to the new rhythm together.

For information on previous HKW projects and programs, please visit: archiv.hkw.de.

For press inquiries, please contact: presse@hkw.de.