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: +49 3039882650
Residency: +49 30 39885840
Projects: +49 30 39885842
Fax: +49 30 39885841

Events: Please send us event and space enquiries exclusively by e-mail: events(at)zku-berlin.org


General inquiries: info(at)zku-berlin.org
Press inquiries: presse(at)zku-berlin.org
Residency inquiries: residency(at)zku-berlin.org
Project inquiries: projects(at)zku-berlin.org

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May - August 2021

PARKomplex

A group of park lovers of the Moabiter Stadtgarten got together to found a collective between art and activism!

PARKomplex

June – October 2021 (multiple dates)

Klimakunstlabor 21

within Construction Explained

Klimakunstlabor 21

June - September 2021 // every third Sunday of the month

Picnic FM 2021

Live Radio in Stadtgarten Moabit

Picnic FM 2021

Discourses

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

№ 1

General Approach:
Why and how ZK/U implements discourse

General Approach
№ 2

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

ZK/∩*
№ 3

Haus der Statistik:
Model project for cooperative urban development

Haus der Statistik
№ 4

ZEDu:
Mutual learning lab

ZEDu
№ 5

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

Graham Smith

Project at ZK/U

Project at ZK/U

Alper Aydin

The Greatest Microbes

The Greatest Microbes

Alice Pedroletti

ATRII / Berlin - The city, the island

ATRII / Berlin - The city, the island

Mano Leyrado

Hybrid origins

Hybrid origins

Natalie Brehmer

Public Art in times of (post) digital spaces an artistic research project

Public Art in times of (post) digital spaces an artistic research project

Despina Charitonidi

Anthroposonic

Anthroposonic

Yiannis Loukos

Drone symphony

Drone symphony

Lily Consuelo Saporta Tagiuri

Urban Island – Lily Consuelo Saporta Tagiury

Urban Island – Lily Consuelo Saporta Tagiury

Formats

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

OPENHAUS

Once a month

Open studios, performances, videos, installations and resident talks

OPENHAUS

GÜTERMARKT

Once a month during summer

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

GÜTERMARKT

SPEISEKINO / FOOD AND FOOTAGE

May to October

INDEPENDENT-MOVIES IN COMBINATION WITH FOOD

SPEISEKINO / FOOD AND FOOTAGE

FUSSBALLABALLA

During major football events

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.

Construction Explained

2021-2022

"Panneau Vivant"

Construction Explained

TURN2 RESIDENCIES

2021-2022

Curatorial Research Residencies in Berlin, Lagos, Johannesburg and Nairobi for emerging curators and cultural practitioners

TURN2 RESIDENCIES

ZK/U Extension

Ongoing - To be completed by summer 2022

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

ZK/U Extension

CTB-Lab Rijeka: MO Hartera-kvARTera

Ongoing

Inclusive urban planning in the wake of European Capital of Culture 2020 in Rijeka

CTB-Lab Rijeka: MO Hartera-kvARTera

CETKA

ongoing

a network for art, activism, solidarity in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Germany

CETKA

Magic Carpets

2017-2021

Magic Carpets

GÜTERVERKEHR

Ongoing

Production and communication platform for cooperative forms of production

GÜTERVERKEHR

Haus der Statistik

Ongoing

Center for refugees, social, artistic and creative activities

Haus der Statistik

Ständige Vertretung!

Ongoing

Produktionsort für Berliner Projekträume, Initiativen, Kollektive und Einzelakteure

Ständige Vertretung!

CityToolBox

Ongoing

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

CityToolBox

Satellites

Satellites are ZK/U initiated projects happening outside of the physical space of ZK/U, or are organized by collaborators and partners at ZK/U.

Threads*ZK/U

2019

Threads*ZK/U

sub_ʇxǝʇ

Ongoing

Itinerant platform for research, discussion and sonic knowledge production

sub_ʇxǝʇ

ART as/is SOCIAL

On engagement in contemporary cultural theory & practice

ART as/is SOCIAL

nomadicArt

31.12.2015 - ongoing

ZK/U+M (Zentrum für Kunst, Urbanistik und Migration)

nomadicArt

Moabees

Ongoing

Ein PilotInnenprojekt

Moabees

Publishing

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.

Model Project Haus der Statistik (Vol 2)

KOOP5

The integrated workshop procedure

ISBN 978-3-945659-20-5
Price: 0 €

Model Project Haus der Statistik (Vol 2)

Model Project Haus der Statistik (Vol 1)

KOOP5

Initiative and Vision

ISBN 978-3-945659-19-9
Price: 0 €

Model Project Haus der Statistik (Vol 1)

Hacking Urban Furniture

Various authors

Published by KUNSTrePUBLIK, 2020

ISBN 978-3-945659-16-8
Price: D: 25€ / AT: 25,70€ / CHF: 30

Hacking Urban Furniture

DOING IT TOGETHER

Laura Sobral

Cooperation tools for the city co-governance

ISBN 978-3-945659-15-1
Price: DE: 18€ / AT: 18,50€ / CHF: 20

DOING IT TOGETHER
ZK/U Aerial View, Berlin 2012