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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14 Mar 2018 | 11:00

PRESS TALK 2018

 

16 - 25 Mar 2018

Exhibition "HACKING URBAN FURNITURE"

Opening 15th of March

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

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

ZUsammenKUNFT

30 Apr 2016 - 30 Dec 2017

Haus der Statistik

Ongoing

Simulizi Mijini

31 Mar 2016 - 30 Mar 2017

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

23 Feb 2018

Thanks for joining OPENHAUS last night // ZK/U and the Residencies: Alix Lucas, Joel Verwimp, Motohide Taguchi, Ben...

22 Feb 2018

Reminder: Tonight!! February's OPENHAUS!! There will be art, there will be workshops, there will be food and drinks ... OPENHAUS - Offene Studios, Installationen und Künstler*innengespräche Das OPENHAUS ist ein regelmäßig stattfindendes,...

20 Feb 2018

Fundraising part 1 / Crash Course part 2 Join us for the final portion of our crash course at tomorrow's exciting... Join us for the final portion of our crash course at tomorrow's exciting session on Crowdfunding and next week's 1:1...

20 Feb 2018

Nicht vergessen! Morgen ist der dritte Mittwoch im Monat und damit Zeit für zwei Stunden humorvolle Literatur mit Fuchs... @[855420931154272:274:Kirsten Fuchs], @[181494131870964:274:Paul Bokowski], @[310759572361338:274:Sebastian Lehmann] und...

19 Feb 2018

February's OPENHAUS coming up this Thursday! Don't miss the chance to see the work and research of the ZK/U's artists... OPENHAUS - Offene Studios, Installationen und Künstler*innengespräche Das OPENHAUS ist ein regelmäßig stattfindendes,...

16 Feb 2018

Der Film "Araf" der ZK/U- Residentin Didem Pekün ist Teil der 68. Berlinale und wird im FORUM EXPANDED zu sehen sein! ... Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin - Offizielle Website

12 Feb 2018

Jetzt bitte alle hier weiterlesen, die ein PFLICHTPRAKTIKUM absolvieren müssen und das gerne am schönsten Ort in Moabit...

8 Feb 2018

OPEN CALL für die Ständige Vertretung im #ZKU ! Freie Zeitfenster ab Juli! OPEN CALL für BERLINER KÜNSTLER_INNEN Bewerbt Euch für einen kostenfreien Produktionsraum, die Nutzung von...

5 Feb 2018

Save the Date // next OPENHAUS 22/02/18 with our February Residents: Jordan Cook, Orhan Esen, Hannah Jickling, Alix...

2 Feb 2018

PRAKTIKUM ⚠️⚠️ Das Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik sucht eine/n Praktikantin/en im Bereich Kommunikation. Ein...

1 Feb 2018

Ein paar Eindrücke unseres ersten OPENHAUS in 2018 letzte Woche! Some impressions from our first OPENHAUS in 2018 last...

31 Jan 2018

Heute Abend Pecha Kucha Art Night zum Thema "Netzwerke". Was bedeuten Netzwerke für KuratorInnen, KünstlerInnen,... Ein Abend. 12 Vorträge à 6 Minuten 40 Sekunden. Je 20 Bilder. Moderiert von: Yvonne Zindel (geb. Reiners) und Tina...

31 Jan 2018

Uwe Rada über den 5. Vernetzungsratschlag zum Haus der Statistik: Die Zukunft hat begonnen. #HausderStatistik #taz... Nach langem Ringen haben Senat, Bezirk und die Initiative eine Kooperation vereinbart. Nun geht es darum, wer die...

29 Jan 2018

Jetzt live im ZK/U! Vor rund 200 Personen, darunter der Senator für Finanzen Dr. Matthias Kollatz-Ahnen, wird jetzt...

26 Jan 2018

Today, our good old friends from #actorsofurbanchange are guests in our house. ✨ #ZKU Learning about Center for Art and Urbanistics @zku.berlin from veteran Actors Mio & Matthias. #ActorsKickoff...

25 Jan 2018

Reminder: Tonight!! January's Openhaus is part of the Vorspiel program (Vorspiel / transmediale & CTM) of transmediale -... OPENHAUS - Offene Studios, Installationen und Resident*innengespräche 25 Jan 2018 | 19.00 Das OPENHAUS ist ein...

23 Jan 2018

Reminder: Open Call 6-WEEK RESIDENCIES IN LAGOS FOR BERLIN-BASED ARTISTS & CURATORS Application until: January 31,...

23 Jan 2018

Do you want to up your fundraising game? Join us for a four-part series on fundraising strategy, grant writing,... Do you want to up your fundraising game? Join us for a four-part series on fundraising strategy, grant writing,...