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Screening: twentyforty – Utopias for a Digital Society

We kindly invite you to the screening of the twentyforty film – utopias for a digital society. The movie is part of the twentyforty exhibition and mirrors the kaleidoscopic approach of the twentyforty project itself. In thirteen episodes the film dives into different scenarios and visions of the society in the year 2040 providing philosophical food for thought for the viewers. It extracts the key messages of the stories, examines a critical point of view and translates them into a cinematographic experience.
After the screening there will be a moderated conversation with Helena Kühnemann and Kathrin Unger, the two directors of the movie. 


Screening: twentyforty – Utopias for a Digital Society
14 July 2020 | 7:30 pm doors open | 8:00 pm Screening
Autoscooter, Haus der Statistik,
Karl-Marx-Allee 1, 10178 Berlin



The twentyforty exhibition explores the digital utopias of thirteen visionary researchers from different fields of expertise. It asks: What will the world look like two decades from now? How will we work, live, love, learn in twentyforty? Digital technologies have changed our lives significantly in the last twenty years. With the looming rise of AI, virtual reality and data ubiquity it seems evident that the biggest changes still lie ahead of us. What will be next? Beyond the stories themselves the exhibition features audio-visual experiments in science communication and knowledge transfer. Visitors will be invited to dive into future visions of the digital society based on the expertise of the thirteen researchers and engage with pressing questions about our lives twenty years from now. 

The exhibition takes place as „pioneer project“ at the pilot project Haus der Statistik which is coordinated by five cooperation partners (Koop5) from civil society and administration. Visiting the exhibition is free of charge. Registration for one of the time slots via the registration form below is highly recommended.



About the project

twentyforty” is an anthology, consisting of thirteen visionary stories written by researchers in various disciplines, addressing the opportunities and challenges that digital technologies present for our future society in 2040. It started as an essay competition and is an exceptional experiment in science communication. In addition to the anthology, other formats have emerged in the context of twentyforty. The website features the anthology to be downloaded free of charge via Open Access as well as background information on the texts and discursive resources.

Conditions of visit due to COVID-19 :

In order to be able to trace possible chains of infection, due to the SARS-CoV-2 Containment Measures Ordinance we are obliged to keep a record of attendance. For this purpose, contact data is collected via the registration form on the website. These data are used exclusively for possible transmission to the public health department in case of infection tracking. 

Please keep a minimum distance of 1.5 metres and follow the signs with information on hygiene rules on site. Please stay at home if you have cold symptoms and fever.

By signing up you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded during the event and to the use of the content in connection with the promotion and public relations of the event.

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Image © Helena Kühnemann, Kathrin Unger
Trailer © Helena Kühnemann, Kathrin Unger

Please register through the booking form below

Event date

14.07.2020 | 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm ical | gcal


Haus der Statistik,  Karl-Marx-Allee 1,  10178 Berlin


Anna Oswald

Former Project Manager


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