Techno archive to open in Berlin's Kraftwerk building

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    Thu, 14 Jul 2016, 13:01
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  • Dimitri Hegemann, the owner of Tresor, will oversee programming in conjunction with the BBC Archive and London's Red Gallery.
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  • Tresor owner Dimitri Hegemann has confirmed that the Living Archive Of Electronica (LARE) will open in Berlin's Kraftwerk building. Hegemann announced plans last fall for an institution dedicated to techno history. Though it's been referred to colloquially as a "techno museum," he's opted to call it an archive—"because techno here in Berlin is still a living, inspiring and vivid movement," he told the Insomniac blog last year. This week Hegemann confirmed that the archive will open inside the Kraftwerk building that has housed the storied nightclub Tresor since it moved in 2007. He says the aim is to open this fall to coincide with Tresor's 25th anniversary celebrations. "One of the essential missions of LARE is to attempt to transmit the club experience to those who have never been in a techno club before," Hegemann told RA over email. The BBC Archive and London's Red Gallery will be involved in the exhibitions and education program, with the goal of preserving techno's cultural heritage to "inform and progress the next generation of cultural innovators." The space will also play home to Berlin SOUP, a spin-off of the social entrepreneurship concept Detroit SOUP. Guests will pay five euros for a soup dinner with salad and bread, and will be given the chance to vote on presentations ranging from art to urban agriculture, social justice, technology and beyond.