transmediale 2020 End to End aims at a comprehensive reevaluation of networks and their limits. Learn more about the festival theme.
28 Jan – 01 Mar 2020
HKW and Volksbühne, Berlin
Leaving behind a decade marked by a backlash against the Internet and the network society, the 33rd festival edition aims at a broad re-evaluation of networks and their limits. Drawing on the legacies of European critical and autonomous network cultures, it also wants to highlight alternatives to bring about sustainable social change. Read more
transmediale 2020 takes place at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Volksbühne Berlin, and more venues to come.
28 January – 01 March 2020:
Group exhibition The Eternal Network, HKW Berlin
28 January: Festival Opening, HKW Berlin
29 January: Student Forum, HKW Berlin
30 January: Film & Video Day, HKW Berlin
31. January and 01. February: Symposium, Volksbühne Berlin
Read more about the festival program.
The festival week of transmediale 2020 starts with the opening night at Haus der Kulturen der Welt on 28 January 2020.
During the second Student Forum visiting students and student groups can expand and deepen their festival visit.
29 Jan 2020
The Student Forum encompasses a curatorial introduction, workshops, and thematic tours through the exhibition. Please note that all workshops require pre-registration.
Where to find our festival venues.
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Plan your journey: Find possible routes to get to Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Volksbühne Berlin.
Station Hauptbahnhof (S3, S5, S7, S9, S75)
Station Bundestag (U55)
Station Haus der Kulturen Welt (100, M 85)
Station Alexanderplatz (S3, S5, S7, S9, S75)
Station Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz (U55)
Station Alexanderplatz (200, 142, TXL)
To plan your journey using public transport, visit https://bvg.de/en.
If you are going by bike or by car, get directions on https://maps.openrouteservice.org.
Information on the festival's photo policy.
transmediale visitors may have their photo taken during their festival visit, and authorize transmediale and CTM to edit, copy, publish, or distribute these photos for purposes of documenting and publicizing the festival. In case you were photographed and would like us to delete the pictures taken of you, please contact us here.
With the E2E Pass you can experience the whole program of the 2020 edition of transmediale.
The E2E Pass grants access to all transmediale events with the exception of the Student Forum. You will also be able to register for our workshops for free. The E2E Pass grants unlimited access to the exhibition during the festival week. If you would like to visit the exhibition between 3 February and 1 March 2020, please purchase an extra ticket.
transmediale + CTM Connect Pass 2020
Experience transmediale 2020 and CTM 2020 together with our Connect Pass.
The transmediale + CTM Connect Pass gives you access to most transmediale and CTM events, excluding the following exceptions: transmediale Student Forum, CTM 2020 Opening Concert on 25 January, Technosomatics workshop on 29.1., Hildur Gudnadottir's Chernobyl on 29 and 30 January, Robert Henke's CBM 8032 AV on 29 January, Drops and Seeds by Prumsodun Ok, Ana Maria Rodriguez, and Fred Pommerehn from 31 January to 2 February, and other concerts TBA. Also the transmediale workshops need pre-registration. The Connect Pass grants unlimited access to the transmediale exhibition The Eternal Network during the festival week. If you would like to visit the exhibition between 3 February and 1 March 2020, you need to purchase an additional ticket.
With the transmediale + CTM Connect Gold Pass you can visit all CTM and all transmediale 2020 events with the exception of the transmediale Student Forum. Please not that all transmediale workshops require pre-registration. The Connect Gold Pass grants unlimited access to the transmediale exhibition The Eternal Network during the festival week. If you would like to visit the exhibition between 3 February and 1 March 2020, please purchase an extra ticket.
Please note: As some CTM and transmediale festival locations have a limited capacity, access cannot always be guaranteed. We suggest to arrive on time to avoid disappointment. Access to CTMs nighttime events cannot be granted for persons under 18 years of age.
If you are only interested in visiting the conference program, our Symposium Pass is for you.
With the Symposium Pass you can visit the two-day symposium on 31 January and 1 February and get unlimited access to the exhibition The Eternal Network during the festival week. If you would like to visit the exhibition between 3 February and 1 March 2020, please purchase an extra ticket. Reduced Symposium Passes are available as well.
Film & Video Pass
To visit only the Film & Video Day, get our Film & Video Pass.
With the Film & Video Pass you can visit the Film & Video Day on 30 January and get unlimited access to the exhibition The Eternal Network during the festival week. If you would like to visit the exhibition between 3 February and 1 March 2020, please purchase an extra ticket. Reduced Film & Video Passes are also available.
Student Forum Pass
Are you a student or a student group and plan to visit transmediale 2020? Expand your festival experience with our Student Forum Pass.
The Student Forum Pass gives you access to the Student Forum and to the exhibition The Eternal Network during the festival week. If you would like to visit the exhibition between 3 February and 1 March 2020, please purchase an extra ticket. Additionally, students can register for a thematic tour of the exhibition.
Not sure whether you're eligible for a reduced price? More information here.
Reduced Symposium Passes and Film & Video Passes are available to students, those officially serving German Federal Voluntary Service (BFD), people receiving social welfare or persons with disabilities (at least 50 v. H. MdE). Individuals with disabilities may also bring an accompanying person to the festival; please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org beforehand. Children up to 15 years of age have free admission.
Anyone who is not eligible for a reduction but cannot afford to buy a full-price pass may apply as a volunteer to receive a free pass in exchange for their help. You can apply to volunteer here!