Art Parcours

Radical Playgrounds: From Competition to Collaboration

Ein Kunstparcours am Gropius Bau

A pattern of coloured lines and circles on asphalt

Céline Condorelli, Play for Today, installation view, École de la Porte d’Eau, 2022. Photograph by Caroline Douau © FRAC Grand Large

Wed–Sun 11:00–20:00
Mon, Tue geschlossen


Free admission

The architect Lina Bo Bardi famously said that every museum deserves a playground. Echoing that thought and anticipating the upcoming topic of play at the Gropius Bau, Radical Playgrounds arrives at Gropius Hain for eleven weeks. Conceived as a cross between a sculpture park, a Spielplatz (playground), a museum extension and a temporary funfair, many of its installations and pavilions use playground vocabulary, be it a swing, a water fountain, a carousel or a labyrinth, to reveal what is left unspoken: histories of inclusion and exclusion, engaging activism through the medium of play, a dark past buried underground and a necessity to rethink the notion of interdependence on this planet.


Events as part of “Radical Playgrounds”

A goalkeeper in a goal in front of an empty stadium

Massimo Furlan, A Reenactment of the 1974 East Germany West – Germany World Cup Match

© Sandra Singh


Events as part of “Radical Playgrounds”

People with shovels stand in a row and dig.

Aktives Museum Berlin e.V., Archiv

© Jürgen Henschel


The map with the artworks as a download

Downloadmap (pdf, 1,2 MB)

A drawn plan of a site with buildings on a yellow background.

Programme Brochure

74 pages
As of April 2024

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Downloadprogramme brochure  (pdf, 5,4 MB)

Walk-Through with the Playworkers

In daily walk-throughs, the playworkers share their expertise and thoughts on the artworks and set individual thematic highlights.


“Radical Playgrounds” is a project commissioned by Berliner Festspiele, funded by the EURO 2024 Football & Culture Foundation, and the German Federal Government on the basis of a resolution passed by the German Bundestag with funding from the Capital Cultural Fund (HKF). The outreach programme is funded by the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (bpb).


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