Forum Opposition

Bau des Dienstleistungs- und Versorgungsgebäudes ("Haus 18") an der Normannenstraße

Feasibility Study on the "Forum for Opposition and Resistance"

Facts & Files was commissioned by the Robert Havemann Association in 2021 with a concept for a feasibility study for the “Forum for Opposition and Resistance”.

Together with the Robert Havemann Association and a team from the Leibniz Center for Contemporary History Research in Potsdam, Facts & Files is developing the concept for the establishment of a center on the history of opposition and resistance in the GDR as part of a feasibility study. The planned forum is to be established as a place of remembrance, learning, research, and encounter, and thus provide space for an archive, exhibitions, events and educational offerings.
The concept, including content planning for the exhibition, defines target groups, educational goals and thematic priorities that focus on actions and initiatives by the opposition and resistance against the SED dictatorship, the nuclear arms race, massive environmental pollution and for democracy in the Soviet occupation zone and the GDR.
In addition to the development of educational goals and a concept for the permanent exhibition, the project team develops ideas for temporary exhibitions, event formats and is responsible for object research. Recommendations for integrating the archive of the Robert Havemann Association into the forum and for setting up a library are also being developed.
The project results will be presented in a final paper, which is expected to be presented to the public and the decision-making bodies by the Robert Havemann Association in the second half of 2022.


Frank Drauschke
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