The UL sees itself as the central point of the university, where study, teaching and research are connected.

With our open exhibition concept we would like to contribute to
present the work of the various UDE faculties.

As a cultural institution, we are of course also open to the urban community.
Whoever exhibits with us will be seen.

Exhibition in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library

Bodies & Spaces in South Africa

What does it mean, as white Europeans, as UDE members, as women, to explore free spaces, spaces of tension and voids in South Africa with the help of our own bodily senses?
What emerges when UDE art didacticists travel in a country context that is virtually charged with identity, politics, memory, and the present?

In the digital photo and film exhibition "Bodies & Spaces in South Africa", students of art didactics show their subjective view of the physical location and experience of space in a tense country. The photographs and film address challenges in issues of postcolonialism, sustainability, and social justice in the global South.

The exhibition will be on view in the foyer of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Essen campus) for three weeks beginning June 14, 2022.

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Digital exhibitions

Das Unsichtbare sichtbar machen: Collage der Porträts
©Alpo Honkapohja / CC-BY

Making the invisible visible

The ups and downs of living with type 1 diabetes

Conception: Dr. Mirjam Elisabeth Eiswirth

In this exhibition, the UL shows portraits by linguist and artist Dr. Alpo Honkapohja (University of Oslo) and comics penned by Alex Lorson (University of Edinburgh). Both use for their pictures narratives of 16 people whom Dr. Mirjam Eiswirth invited in the context of her PhD to share experiences from their lives with type 1 diabetes.

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©Lea Roth

Learning for change

In cooperation with the Institute of Art and Art History, the University Library presents an online exhibition for the first time:
Students from the Bachelor and Master of Education present their stop-motion films as part of art education.

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Permanent exhibition

University and Mercator: The famous cartographer in the reform concept of the Comprehensive University of Duisburg

The exhibition of the University Archive shows numerous photos, documents and objects from the Duisburg comprehensive university period (1972-2003). The focus is on the implementation of the education reform concept of the North Rhine-Westphalian state government at the Duisburg university, where the personality Gerhard Mercator played a leading role in image cultivation.

Duisburg campus
LK Library
1st floor

It is also planned to exhibit the atlases previously on display for years in the LK Library as digital copies.

Mercator: atlases and seals of the old Duisburg UL

Exhibitions on site

You would like to cooperate with us for an exhibition?

As a cultural institution, the UB is also open to non-university members.
If you would like to plan an exhibition with us, please feel free to contact us.

Coordination: Digital exhibitions:
Meike Bohlmann
Essen campus
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
R09 T00 K47
+49 (0) 201 183 2486
Dr. Anke Petschenka
Essen campus
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
R09 T00 K46
+49 (0) 201 183 4548