Welcome

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

ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics
Siemensstrasse 27
10551 Berlin
Germany
 

Contact
Press & Communication: +49 3039882650
Residency: +49 30 39885840
Projects: +49 30 39885842

Events: As we are currently under construction, space booking for any kind of event is not possible at the moment.


Press & Communication inquiries: kommunikation(at)zku-berlin.org
Residency inquiries: residency(at)zku-berlin.org
Project inquiries: projects(at)zku-berlin.org

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Baum und Platte

Exhibition at Museum der Dinge: Profitopolis or the Condition of the City

Baum und Platte

VVest Life 03 at EINE STRASSE: Future of City Centers

ZK/U & KUNSTrePUBLIK in Düsseldorf

VVest Life 03 at EINE STRASSE: Future of City Centers

July 21 – 26 2024

Curatorial Intensive

Curatorial Intensive – ZK/U Berlin

Curatorial Intensive

Discourses

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

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General Approach:
Why and how ZK/U implements discourse

General Approach
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ZK/∩*:
*from open source to open end: 

ZK/∩*
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Haus der Statistik:
Model project for cooperative urban development

Haus der Statistik
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ZEDu:
Mutual learning lab

ZEDu
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CURATING CHAOS:
Evolutions of decentralised curatorial practices

CURATING CHAOS

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.

Current Fellows

Erica Ferrari

The vocabulary of work - anonymous monumental practice

The vocabulary of work - anonymous monumental practice

Safi Adnan

Belonging (Lasting effect)

Belonging (Lasting effect)

Hanna Baumann

Municipal Kitchens

Municipal Kitchens

Alexandre Baldrei

Textures for Wasteland / A Roof Above Your Head

Textures for Wasteland / A Roof Above Your Head

Kyoko Kagata

Opera Costume Design by Children

Opera Costume Design by Children

Joanna Ostrowska

Traces

Traces

Formats

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

OPENHAUS

Bi-monthly event

Open studios, performance, video, installation and resident talks

OPENHAUS

GÜTERMARKT

paused until 2024

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

GÜTERMARKT

SPEISEKINO / FOOD AND FOOTAGE

paused until 2024

Independent movies in combination with food

SPEISEKINO / FOOD AND FOOTAGE

FUSSBALLABALLA

paused

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

FUSSBALLABALLA

Projects

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

Active CITY(zens)

2023 - 2024

Creating new prototypes of culture programming to rediscover unique public spaces and create new forms of vibrant short performance bites

Active CITY(zens)

ClimArt

2023 - 2025

Raising awareness and mobilizing to increase urban climate resilience through artistic interventions (reallabor)

ClimArt

Beeholder - Beecoin

ongoing

Decentralised autonomous organisation (DAO) inspired by the idea of self-governance of non-human stakeholders

Beeholder - Beecoin

ZK/U Extension

ongoing - to be completed by end of 2024

The ZK/U - Center for Art and Urbanistics is growing!

ZK/U Extension

CityToolBox

ongoing

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

CityToolBox

Haus der Statistik

Ongoing

Center for social, artistic and creative activities

Haus der Statistik

Ständige Vertretung!

Ongoing

Produktionsort für Berliner Projekträume, Initiativen, Kollektive und Einzelakteure

Ständige Vertretung!
ZK/U Aerial View, Berlin 2012

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Construction process

We support