Every year the Federal Ministry of Labours and Social Affairs (BMAS) opens its doors to the general public. Next to the information stands explaining the ministry’s tasks and political projects, visitors can also talk directly to the ministry’s employees.
As the highlight of the event, facts and fiction created the ‘future of work laboratory’. Seven stations invited guests to combine different elements in a test tube to create their own desirable working world. The different coloured granules represented a different aspect of work, for example, flexibility, workplace security or self-fulfilment. Over the course of the two open days, the test tubes created a 3D-installation illustrating the ideal work scenarios of a broad section of the population. By actively dealing with the topic of work, the guests could reflect on their own way of life.
Apart from the serious topics, a varied stage programme and an appealing children’s programme ensured good entertainment without which an open day cannot be a success. Lebenswelten, a social integration company in Berlin, provided the catering. This was further proof that the integration of handicapped people into the working world is not just a symbolic gesture but something that also functions perfectly under professional conditions.