Welcome

We are the ZK/U in Berlin: production site, artist/research-residency, program platform. In our work we connect local practise and global discourse. Get involved!

ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
Siemensstrasse 27
10551 Berlin
Germany

Telephone numbers

Residency: +49 30 39885840
Project: +49 30 39885842
Events: +49 30 39885843
Fax: +49 30 39885841

General inquiries: info(at)zku-berlin.org
Residency inquiries: residency(at)zku-berlin.org
Space rental and events: events(at)zku-berlin.org
Project inquiries: projects@zku-berlin.org

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June 9 to September 9 2018

ZK/U meets Berlin Biennale

ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics is a venue of the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art.

29 Mar - 20 May 2018

[...] IN RESIDENCE - ZK/U BERLIN OPEN CALL

Apply for Residency OPEN CALL: 1 April - 20 May 2018

Ongoing

[…] IN RESIDENCE - STÄNDIGE VERTRETUNG - ZK/U BERLIN OPEN CALL

Freie Zeitfenster ab Juli 2018

Discourses

We direct our work along specific research themes that are meant to inspire open discussions.
Like ourselves, our discourses change over time.

№ 1

SELF-EMPOWERMENT:
Practical Guides and Solidarity in Urban Learning

№ 2

RESETTING:
Urban Infrastructure Revisited

№ 3

BRIDGING:
Global Discourse and Local Practice

№ 4

RE-THINKING:
Resilient Cities in Post-Migrant Societies

Formats

Our formats are established ZK/U Projects that have turned into re-occuring cultural practices, now taking place on site regularly.

GÜTERMARKT

Once a month during summer

Monthly summer-market connects the neighbourhood and provides a platform for local goods and handcrafted items.

SPEISEKINO / FOOD AND FOOTAGE

May to October

Combining open air independent cinema with food, cooked by local cooks and volunteers.

FUSSBALLABALLA

During major football events

Turning the popular format of 'public viewing' of sports into an educational and community-building event

Projects

Our projects are artistic, research-related, socially relevant and often international experiments that can eventually turn into ZK/U Formats.

GÜTERVERKEHR

Ongoing

Production and communication platform for cooperative forms of production

Hacking Urban Furniture

30 Jun 2016 - 30 Jun 2019

Exploring the history, present and future of urban furniture in collaboration with artists, urban explorers, administrators, politicians, activists and researchers

CityToolBox

31 Mar 2016 - 31 Mar 2018

Online-learning platform encouraging citizen-driven actions in the urban landscape – Change It Yourself!

ARTIST DIS-PLACEMENT

30 Nov 2014 - 30 Dec 2018

Connecting artists to organizations from the non-art-sphere

ZUsammenKUNFT

30 Apr 2016 - 30 Dec 2017

Gemeinsame Alltagskultur von Künstlern, Initiativen, geflüchteten Neu-Berlinern und Alt-Berlinern

Haus der Statistik

Ongoing

Center for refugees, social, artistic and creative activities

Satellites

Satelites are ZK/U initiated projects happening outside of the physical space of ZK/U, or are organized by collaborators and partners at ZK/U.

URBAN BEES

Ongoing

Bees, ecology, democracy

ART as/is SOCIAL

26 Apr - 18 Jul 2017

On engagement in contemporary cultural theory & practice

nomadicArt

31-12-2015 - ongoing

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

Moabees

Ongoing

Ein PilotInnenprojekt

Residency

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

FEVALA

The FEVALA is our Cafe and Bar on site. It is open for events and from beginning of May until the end of September. Opening hours may vary.

FEVALA opening hours:
FR. SA. SU.
17–23 h 12–21 h 15–20 h

Publishing

ZK/U Press is a division of ZK/U, focused on publishing critical content on urban issues. It is giving artists, architects and researchers a forum to discuss, archive, documenting their work.

ZK/U Aerial View, Berlin 2012

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News

24 Apr 2018

Residenzprogramm Lagos//Berlin - Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Im Jahr 2018 führt das Goethe-Institut Nigeria im Rahmen einer...

17 Apr 2018

Nicola Kuhn im #Tagesspiegel über das ZK/U: „Hier blitzt noch ein revolutionärer Funke auf.“ ✨✨✨ #BB10... Bloß keine Helden mehr: Mit der Südafrikanerin Gabi Ngcobo hat man einen kritischen Geist für die 10. Berlin-Biennale...

11 Apr 2018

// OPEN CALL // Ständige Vertretung // ZK/U // Hallo Hauptstadt! In 10 Tagen endet der OPEN CALL für die Ständige...

8 Apr 2018

Grüß Gott aus Wien! #zkuberlin #zkuaroundtheworld #ZKU

4 Apr 2018

KUNSTrePUBLIK on tour in L.A. #ZKU CO/LAB III A LOS ANGELES - BERLIN COLLABORATION MARCH 31ST - MAY 18TH, 2018 An international, emerging artists...