If we were to ask a hundred people what work actually is and means to them, we would almost certainly get a hundred more or less different answers – astonishing for such an everyday thing that billions of people do every day. But our understanding of work is like a complex web made up of the most diverse factors and experiences. General circumstances such as cultural, economic and social conditions are reflected in it just as much as personal life situations, goals, hopes and not least ideas about what it means to make a contribution to society. However it is defined, a good job contributes significantly to stability in our lives and places us in a social context.

Work is therefore an essential aspect by which we define ourselves as human beings and it is therefore not surprising that major upheavals such as the digital transformation pose a communal challenge. It impacts us on many levels: From concrete changes that are directly felt in one’s own work environment to general, ethical questions.

So what might work look like in the future? And how can we work together on the future to make it as fair as possible for everyone?

The exhibition Working in and on the future approaches these topics in four areas. In the foyer you can discover exciting information on the fields of work and digital transformation, in the areas Cooperative Working: Of People and Machines, Tools of the Future and Humanizing Technology you can explore specific issues and applied examples.