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.
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.
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.
4 Oct 2018
CityToolBox lands in Athens! CTB_Lab kickstarts in Athens, Greece, October 4th-6th, in a joint effort with Actors of...
25 Sep 2018
/// SPEISEKINO /// FOOD AND FOOTAGE Im Rahmen des OPENHAUS PLUS findet auch diese Woche ein Speisekino Moabit statt....
20 Sep 2018
/// SPEISEKINO /// Die Töpfe am Herd in der Küche stehen bereit und die Köche warten auf hungrige Mäuler. Morgen gibt...
18 Sep 2018
/// SPEISEKINO /// FOOD AND FOOTAGE Die einen lieben es, die anderen hassen es. Früher wurde Graffiti als Schmiererei...
17 Sep 2018
Lotta Schäfer, curator and coordinator of residency programmes at ZK/U, believes that sharing knowledge is very... An interview with Lotta Schäfer from the ZK/U – Center for Arts and Urbanistics (Germany) Lotta Schäfer, an emerging...