Awakening of a city – Heidelberg’s wild era of the 1970ies
Exhibition May 16 to September 21, 2014
It was a time of worldwide fundamental political changes, numerous technical innovations (data processing…), and at the same time the radicalization of political groups which led into the late 1970ies forms of extremism.
In Heidelberg it was the time after the peak of the student’s protests and a load of new concepts emerged. The anti-nuclear movement , women’s movement , „Spontis“, Communist-groups , men’s groups and residential communities – the 1970s were the decade, that Heidelberg has changed the most, with exceptional after-effects until today. Sexual revolution, a counter-public , international solidarity , self-managed alternative projects and exuberant creativity are the buzzwords of this time
In parallel, the city administration decided to fundamentally change the old town through restoration measures and to create the Emmertsgrund as a new district. And it also was a time of architectural blunders, which show their visual impact to the day.
At the „Kurpfäzisches Museum“ this time is presented with “finds” from the 70s, paintings, prints, film posters and installations, completed with interviews with witnesses , to document this fascinating piece of Heidelberg’s younger history.
Kurpfälzisches Museum der Stadt Heidelberg