The exhibition consists of temporary installations and events. 

Temporary Installations 

Friday 6–10 pm,
Saturday and Sunday 4–10 pm

This Sunday the exhibition ends at 6 pm.

Arbeit am Kotti und
Look at me behind the camera

Juma Hamdo & Jaś Miszewski

Video portraits in differences places between Reichenberger Straße und Adalbertstraße

I love Shoes
Baklava Padisah
M-Style Kreuzberg

What is Kotti like from behind the service counter? Who is actually in the kitchen? Which trades and crafts are practiced here? In several display windows, video works by Juma Hamdo and Jas Miszewski portray the people who have been part of Kotti for a long time and who have shaped it for decades through their work cooking, shoe-making, or hairdressing in the neighborhood.


Mittelpunktbibliothek, Adalbertstraße 2/4, (north side wall)

Projection on the wall of a building

Augen-Blicke (passing-moments) was an exhibition at Kottbusser Tor that took place in three stages over five years. In October 2017, numerous large-scale portraits of the eyes of residents of the Neues Kreuzberger Zentrum (NKZ) looked down on Kottbusser Tor from the façade of this very building for the first time. In 2020, three years later, portraits of the eyes of children from the local Jens-Nydahl primary school and the Gustav-Meyer school for special education were attached to the school buildings at the front end of Admiralstraße (and they are still there today). In 2021, nearly 100 more portraits of the eyes of school children were added to the outside surfaces of the Kottbusser Tor metro station (lines U1 and U3).

Information is [a] Destination

Rosalie Wood (The Boys Club Berlin)

Adalbertstraße 4 (opposite the Kotti Shop)

Multimedia installation

What does it mean to artistically represent Kotti – a place that is always changing? In the information age, we assimilate every minute of every day through data. What happens when we take the specific and tangible attributes that we think make up the “island of Kotti”— such as open-source photos from the internet, Instagram captions, and demographic data—and then feed them all into a machine? The answer is that they can be experienced in their entirety, so that information becomes [a] destination in and of itself. 

(K)ein guter Ort für Dates

Melanie Lischker

Skalitzer Straße 132–133

Audio and video installation

What do people from Charlottenburg say about Kotti? What do tourists think? How do people know Kotti from the media? Melanie Lischker has gathered voices about Kottbusser Tor from interviews conducted in the area to produce a multilingual audio installation. In addition, her experimental film reflects on and deconstructs clichés associated with Kotti.

Wahlrecht, Rente, Bildung (Voting Rights, Pensions, Education)

Gecekondu, Admiralstrasse 1 - gegenüber Café Südblock

Installation, Banner

“Wahlrecht, Rente, Bildung” are three large-format banners with statements by members of Kotti & Co. A tenants’ organization at Kottbusser Tor came together to fight for their right to the city based on a shared history of migration in the district ( The banners were part of the exhibition Gecekondu Plus / Das Gecekondu als Medium (2021), which transformed the community’s protest house—the Gecekondu—into a temporary and flexible exhibition space.