Homelessness, Architecture and Cities
14.10.22 – 12.03.23
Homelessness is a global problem and a concern for society as a whole – but solutions can only be discussed and found on a local level. The political attitude that places personal blame on people for their homelessness has changed in recent years. As a possible consequence of the COVID pandemic and the resulting insolvencies and unemployment, one thing became perfectly clear: homelessness can affect anyone. The exhibition "Who’s Next? Homelessness, Architecture and Cities" at the MK&G sets out to explore how architecture can improve the lives of people who have lost their homes. Numerous solutions are presented, along with varying points of view on the real-life circumstances of the homeless.
The exhibition "Who’s Next? Homelessness, Architecture and Cities" was conceived by curator Daniel Talesnik for the Architecture Museum of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and realized with the assistance of students Ella Neumaier, Ilyas Kerem Yilmaz, Ann-Kathrin Gügel, Theresa Thanner and Anna-Maria Mayerhofer. Carmen Wolf designed the exhibition architecture, and Kathryn Gillmore was responsible for the graphics. The MK&G is the second station for the exhibition.
The Hamburg street magazine Hinz&Kunzt is showing in parallel to the exhibition a photo series on homelessness in Tokyo by Ulrike Myrzik and Manfred Jarisch, at Hinz&Kunzt-Haus (Minenstrasse 9, 20099 Hamburg).
The exhibition is under the patronage of Klara Geywitz, Federal Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Construction.
Images: Exhibition views, Photo: Henning Rogge