We direct our work along specific research themes that are meant to inspire open discussions.
Like ourselves, our discourses change over time.
Our formats are established ZK/U Projects that have turned into re-occuring cultural practices, now taking place on site regularly.
Monthly summer-market connects the neighbourhood and provides a platform for local goods and handcrafted items.
Combining open air independent cinema with food, cooked by local cooks and volunteers.
Our projects are artistic, research-related, socially relevant and often international experiments that can eventually turn into ZK/U Formats.
Exploring the history, present and future of urban furniture in collaboration with artists, urban explorers, administrators, politicians, activists and researchers
Online-learning platform encouraging citizen-driven actions in the urban landscape – Change It Yourself!
Gemeinsame Alltagskultur von Künstlern, Initiativen, geflüchteten Neu-Berlinern und Alt-Berlinern
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.
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.
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:|
|17–23 h||12–21 h||15–20 h|
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.
14 Mär 2018
Our exhibition “Hacking Urban Furniture” opens tomorrow at 19:00. Come over and celebrate the opening with us! #ZKU... Bushaltestellen, City-Toiletten, Bänke, Mülleimer, Infoboards. Stadtmöblierung in Kombination mit Außenwerbung bestimmt...
9 Mär 2018
Miodrag Kuč is a researcher and involved in many of ZK/U's ongoing projects. Enjoy reading his text on the role of... The current pseudo-participation models, based on some public hearings and events, have become not just mainstream, but...
9 Mär 2018
"Hacking Urban Furniture" OPENING 15.03.18, 19 h Exhibition: 16.-25.03.18, at ZK/U open daily from 12-20 h Free Entry...
7 Mär 2018
ZK/U is pleased to announce that it will be one of the four exhibition venues of the 10TH BERLIN BIENNALE for...
2 Mär 2018
Save the date !! #ZKU Bushaltestellen, City-Toiletten, Bänke, Mülleimer, Infoboards. Stadtmöblierung in Kombination mit Außenwerbung bestimmt...
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...