We direct our work along specific research themes that are meant to inspire open discussions.
Like ourselves, our discourses change over time.
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.
Oliver Walker / Evrim Kavcar / Ali Reza Hemat Boland / Caroline Vains / Jessica Gnyp / Taiwo Ojudun Jacob / Florencia Vecino Marcos Torino / Valentine Bossert / Taeyeon Kim / Angela Louise Powell Jessie Burrows / Natalia Rebelo / Cesar Cornejo / Flaneur Magazine
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.
Turning the popular format of 'public viewing' of sports into an educational and community-building event
Our projects are artistic, research-related, socially relevant and often international experiments that can eventually turn into ZK/U Formats.
A cooperation between the ZK/U - Center for Art and Urbanism (Berlin, DE) and the Open Territory Foundation (Lublin, PL)
The Berlin Fact-Finding Committee (“Untersuchungsausschuss”) at ZK/U
Produktionsort für Berliner Projekträume, Initiativen, Kollektive und Einzelakteure
Exploring the history, present and future of urban furniture in collaboration with artists, urban explorers, administrators, politicians, activists and researchers
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.
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.
17 Nov 2018
// We are still looking for interns // If you are interested in applying for an internship at the artist residency at...
16 Nov 2018
The participants for OPENHAUS November are announced! Next Thursday you will meet the full house of ZK/U: more...
12 Nov 2018
We want to share some impressions of the conference 'Ambient Revolts' organized by Berliner Gazette Redaktion and the... Artificial Intelligence and Revolution in the Everyday
30 Oct 2018
Beteiligungsverfahren zum Ausbau 2.0 des ZK/U, Teil 01/03 Am kommenden Sonntag findet der erste Teil des...
24 Oct 2018
OPEN CALL [...] // RESIDENCY at ZK/U // APPLY NOW! For those, who didn't know yet: ZK/U's residency programme is open... ZK/U - Center for Art and Urbanistic’s residency programme is open for applications from artists, scholars and...
23 Oct 2018
TOBBY (1961) // FRIDAY NIGHT AT SPEISEKINO // "..Treiben, schweben, jenseits des Plans, im Moment, in der Kunst leben....