Bildungsschock (Education Shock) takes a look at the ramifications of the “Sputnik shock” of 1957. After the Soviet Union outmaneuvered the West with its unexpected success in the space race, education expanded on a global scale so as to cope with the “global educational crisis” in the postwar order. Under pressure from demographic and technological developments, social movements, and cultural changes, learning itself, but also spaces for learning were conceived and planned anew. In cooperation with artists, scholars, and architects, Tom Holert examines an era of reforms, experiments, and upheavals that current debates should rediscover as an archival resource. The richly illustrated volume accompanies the exhibition of the same name at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, in the winter of 2021.