Plans for a new Berlin Punk Museum are afoot
Berlin Punk Museum © Svenja Block

Musician, TV producer, promotor and founder of the Berlin Punk Museum, there’s not a lot that Taquila Mockingbird hasn’t tried her hand at finds Louder Than War’s Sophie Sparham

A well-known figure on the LA punk music scene, Taquila created the Punk Museum in 2011 as a pop-up space in LA for her favourite artists.

Plans for a new Berlin Punk Museum are afoot
Taquila Mockingbird © Dietmar Kohl

Together with Svenja Block and Valerie Darmoris, Taquila is now bringing her vision to Berlin and has begun a punk museum in Germany’s capital. The museum’s focus will be on past and present Berlin punk culture and worldwide punk rock connections, punk art photography, memorabilia, and rarities.

Taquila said: “The Museums are online now. Currently, I work with UCLA in the Punk Archives. The museums have different people heading them in each city I set up the infrastructure to keep my friends together and energized. We commandeered Art galleries and had shows. I’ve even used the Catholic Church as a venue by booking the Blessed Sacrament Carnival with Kim Fowley, the founder of the Runaways, as my host.”  

The museum is looking to have a permanent exhibition space in a post Covid world. They plan to start their Berlin Punk Museum interview series with special guests in 2021. So keep an eye out! 

Plans for a new Berlin Punk Museum are afoot
Texas Terri Punk Art Photography © Svenja Block

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To find out more you can follow Berlin Punk Museum on Facebook and on Instagram.

Follow Taquila Mockingbird on FacebookInstagram, check out her latest Punkast episodes, and visit the L.A. Punk museum website here .


All words by Sophie Sparham. More writing by Sophie can be found at her author’s archive | Twitter | Instagram , and her website.

All photography (except Taquila © Dietmar Kohl) © Svenja Block. You can find more of Svenja’s art, commitments & projects at her Linktree , and at her Louder Than War author’s archive.




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