Who’s Next?

Homelessness, Architecture and Cities

Period of time
14.10.22 – 12.3.23
Teaser text

Homelessness is a global problem and a concern for society as a whole – but solutions can only be discussed and found on a local level. The political attitude that places personal blame on people for their homelessness has changed in recent years. As a possible consequence of the COVID pandemic and the resulting insolvencies and unemployment, one thing became perfectly clear: homelessness can affect anyone. The exhibition "Who’s Next? Homelessness, Architecture and Cities" at the MK&G sets out to explore how architecture can improve the lives of people who have lost their homes. Numerous solutions are presented, along with varying points of view on the real-life circumstances of the homeless.

The exhibition "Who’s Next? Homelessness, Architecture and Cities" was conceived by curator Daniel Talesnik for the Architecture Museum of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and realized with the assistance of students Ella Neumaier, Ilyas Kerem Yilmaz, Ann-Kathrin Gügel, Theresa Thanner and Anna-Maria Mayerhofer. Carmen Wolf designed the exhibition architecture, and Kathryn Gillmore was responsible for the graphics. The MK&G is the second station for the exhibition.

The Hamburg street magazine Hinz&Kunzt is showing in parallel to the exhibition a photo series on homelessness in Tokyo by Ulrike Myrzik and Manfred Jarisch, at Hinz&Kunzt-Haus (Minenstrasse 9, 20099 Hamburg).

The exhibition is under the patronage of Klara Geywitz, Federal Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Construction.


Exhbition film (Architekturmuseum München)  

Exhibition catalogue

Ein Buch mit einer Straßenkreuzung auf dem Cover.

Who’s Next? Homelessness, Architecture and Cities

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue, edited by Daniel Talesnik and Andres Lepik and published by ArchiTangle Verlag, 48 euros.

Museum Education

Ein Tisch, auf dem ein Buch und Bastelutenisilien liegen.

Sleeping outdoors where everyone can see you – what is that like? The construction kit INEMURI by Enrica Ferrucci offers visitors various materials and instructions to try hands-on to imagine what it must be like to be homeless.

A city map visualises all contact points for homeless people in Hamburg. The map was developed by the strassenhilfe-hamburg.de project.