Futuring Human Mobility

Exhibition at the Bötzow Quarter

Futuring Human Mobility

To mark the 100th anniversary of Ottobock, the global market leader in prosthetics, CEO Prof. Hans Georg Näder collected visions for human mobility in his international book project titled Futuring Human Mobility (Steidl 2019). What will digitalisation, artificial intelligence, cyborgs and robotics mean for the future of humanity, our bodies and our environment?

Starting Friday, 26 September, an exhibition in German will let visitors experience the book in the foyer of the Ottobock Future Lab on the Bötzow grounds. Gerhard Steidl, the publisher from Göttingen, has presented images from Hans Georg Näder’s book taken by renowned Berlin-based photographer Christoph Neumann on 90 oversized banners.

Visitors can walk amongst easels measuring over two metres tall and journey into the future of human mobility and beyond as they get to know the designers, researchers and philosophers from the illustrated book in the places where they carry out their work. Reading stations at the end of the exhibition invite visitors to delve deeper into individual chapters of the book. A short film looks behind the scenes at Steidl Verlag and shows how the book came to be published.

Photo exhibition in the foyer of the former Bötzow Brewery in Berlin

Opening hours

From Thursday, 12 March 2020, our exhibition will be closed until further notice in order to prevent the potential spread of the Coronavirus.

Exhibition runtime

26 September 2019 through the end of March 2020


Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA, Foyer in Building 2

Prenzlauer Allee 242, 10405 Berlin, Germany

We recommend arriving by public transport or bicycle. There is no visitor parking available.

Notice regarding the Ottobock Science Center Berlin

The Ottobock Science Center Berlin has closed its doors. We would like to thank the one million guests from around the world who visited the Center!

We have now moved to our future home on the grounds of the former Bötzow Brewery on Prenzlauer Allee and look forward to welcoming you to a new exhibition there.