Wed 02.11.2022 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Neue Nationalgalerie
Talk | Lecture / Adults

Lecture by Jutta Allmendinger: The Many Faces of Poverty

The exhibition includes several critical works that refer to the social ills of the Weimar Republic. For example, the artist Otto Nagel was concerned with drawing attention to the social misery and hardship of the working class. Social inequality and poverty are still a pressing social problem. In her lecture, sociologist Jutta Allmendinger of the Berlin Social Science Center will outline a brief social history of poverty up to the present. How has poverty developed over time? What provides the breeding ground for false assumptions and prejudices against the poor? What are the differences between the poor and vulnerable groups? How are poverty, social inequality and prosperity related? And how do we manage to shift our welfare state from a reparative to a precautionary approach?


The events will take place as part of a lecture series from September 2022 to June 2023, on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 pm. Unless otherwise noted, the events will be held in German.
Afterwards, the exhibition can be visited until 10 pm.

Participation in the lecture and admission to the exhibition are free of charge. 
Online booking required.

The event series is made possible by the Ferdinand-Möller-Stiftung, Berlin.