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.
Open studios, performances, videos, installations and resident talks
Monthly summer-market connects the neighbourhood and provides a platform for local goods and handcrafted items.
INDEPENDENT-MOVIES IN COMBINATION WITH FOOD
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.
Staatskunst, Pioniernutzung, Repräsentation
The Berlin Fact-Finding Committee (“Untersuchungsausschuss”) at ZK/U
Center for refugees, social, artistic and creative activities
A cooperation between ZK/U - Center for Art and Urbanistics (Berlin, DE) and MOM - Museum of Housing Estates (Lublin, PL)
Case Study I
Exploring the history, present and future of urban furniture in collaboration with artists, urban explorers, administrators, politicians, activists and researchers
Produktionsort für Berliner Projekträume, Initiativen, Kollektive und Einzelakteure
Production and communication platform for cooperative forms of production
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.
On engagement in contemporary cultural theory & practice
ZK/U+M (Zentrum für Kunst, Urbanistik und Migration)
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.
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.