Portable Polis

13 May - 29 Jul 2017

A mobile Hannah Arendt Working Group within Hacking Urban Furniture by ZK/U Berlin

ART as/is SOCIAL Session #2

24 May 2017 | 19:00

The paradoxes of political art

Reisegruppe Heimweh! Berlin

26 - 30 May 2017

Eine performative Stadtrundfahrt von und mit geflüchteten Menschen in Berlin

13 May - 29 Jul 2017

Portable Polis

A mobile Hannah Arendt Working Group within Hacking Urban Furniture by ZK/U Berlin more

24 May 2017 | 19:00

ART as/is SOCIAL Session #2

The paradoxes of political art more

26 - 30 May 2017

Reisegruppe Heimweh! Berlin

Eine performative Stadtrundfahrt von und mit geflüchteten Menschen in Berlin more

28 May 2017 | 17:45


Critical Concrete's theoretical and practical summer programme more


27 Apr - 19 Jul 2017

On engagement in contemporary cultural theory & practice

Hacking Urban Furniture

1 Jul 2016 - 1 Jul 2019

Speisekino Moabit 2017

5 May - 22 Sep 2017

Open air cinema at ZK/U.


1 Apr 2016 - 1 Apr 2018

– Change It Yourself


1 Jan 2016 - 1 Jan 2018

ZK/U+M (Zentrum für Kunst, Urbanistik und Migration)

Gütermarkt 2017

7 May - 1 Oct 2017


1 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2018

Baufachfrau Berlin

21 Apr - 31 Oct 2016

Upcycling/Open Design Station for Scrap Wood


1 May 2016 - 31 Dec 2017


1 Nov - 19 Dec 2015

ZK/U Berlin - Residencies for Scholars, Artists and Practitioners

A new, innovative venue offering artistic and research residencies of 2–12 months duration for art production at the interface of urban research will open its doors in summer 2012 in the district of Moabit in Berlin-Mitte, on the edges of Berlin‘s largest inland port, Westhafen.

Located in a former railway depot surrounded by a freshly landscaped park, the ZK/U - Center for Art and Urbanistics - is the linchpin of a concept developed by Berlin-based artists‘ collective KUNSTrePUBLIK.

Analogous to the nineteenth-century transport of goods by rail, this unique new venue is set to become a lively hub for the transport of ideas and ideals in the postindustrial era.

More on the concept

Thematic Focuses

In order to coordinate the applicants’ research and artistic projects, ZK/U will announce mid and longterm thematic focuses, to which the applications should refer. Additionally, ZK/U welcomes individual, 'ad hoc' topics that critically reflect on urban issues and practices.

Biannual, midterm topics deal with issues that are thoroughly investigated and will have the potential to manifest into projects, publications and public formats. The period of two years allows in-depth research and sustainable projects that will be processed by 2-3 generations of participants.

Long-term topics deal with issues that are fundamental to the ZK/U's mission of being a platform of exchange between artists, scholars and practitioners.

In addition to studio work, the main focus of the ZK/U residency program is the cross-disciplinary exchange between artists, scholars and practitioners, as well as the outcomes of their individual and collaborative work that may include projects, symposia and exhibitions according to topic themes. We expect that these interdisciplinary exchanges at the international and local levels will foster both short and long-term ties.

More on residencies

ZK/U and surrounding Summer 2012, view from the south.