The Resonant Museum

Reading and conversation

The Resonant Museum, © Gropius Bau, photo: Luis Kürschner

The Resonant Museum © Gropius Bau, photo: Luis Kürschner

On the occasion of the publication of The Resonant Museum, the Gropius Bau invites you to a reading followed by a conversation.

Accessibility: All three exhibition floors are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs and portable museum stools are available to loan from the cloakroom. The Resonance Room can be reached with an elevator. More information on access and arrival at the Gropius Bau can be found on our accessibility page. For further questions regarding access, please contact

How can the museum become a socially relevant place? How can museums contribute to the production of knowledge about mental health?

The editors Diana Mammana and Margareta von Oswald will introduce the evening and present their curatorial work and approaches with regard to these questions. The subsequent reading gives an insight into discussions and practices around mental health between the years 2021 and 2022 in Berlin. Various people who contributed to the book will read passages from their texts. The reading will be followed by an exchange and a conversation with the audience.

The book is published in the context of the exhibition YOYI! Care, Repair, Heal, which took place at the Gropius Bau from September 2022 to January 2023. The Resonant Museum brings people from science, culture, politics and activist contexts into dialogue about mental health. The publication was produced as part of a cooperation between the Gropius Bau and Mindscapes, the international programme on mental health of the British Wellcome Trust.

The Resonant Museum: Berlin Conversations on Mental Health. Ed. by Diana Mammana & Margareta von Oswald. Contributions by Beatrice von Bismarck, Priya Basil, Diana Mammana & Margareta von Oswald, Stephanie Rosenthal, Christine Wong Yap i.a. Cologne 2023. Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König.

ISBN: 978-3-7533-0479-3

Available at Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König.