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
Events: +49 30 39885843
Press: +49 30 39885850
Residency: +49 30 39885840
Projects: +49 30 39885842
Fax: +49 30 39885841


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

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Threads*ZK/U

 

Threads*ZK/U

OPENHAUS news

 

OPENHAUS news

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*Call for Contributions*
Join BG’s 20th anniversary initiative on communal tools for planetary challenges!
#climatechange #migration #digitalization

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WASHING MACHINE

 

WASHING MACHINE

SPEISEKINO // Walking the streets of Moscow (1964)

by Georgiy Daneliya

SPEISEKINO // Walking the streets of Moscow (1964)

CALL OUT

for Hosts, Content and Podcast-Like Radio Art // Current deadline is Sunday 12th May – for the coming live broadcast on Saturday 8th June //

CALL OUT

Istanbul–Berlin Scholarship Holders 2019/20

Nermin Er (July–December 2019) and Kerem Ozan Bayraktar (January–July 2020)

Istanbul–Berlin Scholarship Holders 2019/20

Discourses

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

№ 1

SELF-EMPOWERMENT:
Practical Guides and Solidarity in Urban Learning

SELF-EMPOWERMENT
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RESETTING:
Urban Infrastructure Revisited

RESETTING
№ 3

BRIDGING:
Global Discourse and Local Practice

BRIDGING
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RE-THINKING:
Resilient Cities in Post-Migrant Societies

RE-THINKING

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.

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.

Threads*ZK/U

Threads*ZK/U

Rethink open-form: 60s / 70s residential areas as settlements for micro-democracies

Mar 2018 - Oct 2019

A cooperation between the ZK/U - Center for Art and Urbanism (Berlin, DE) and the Open Territory Foundation (Lublin, PL)

Rethink open-form: 60s / 70s residential areas as settlements for micro-democracies

Magic Carpets

2018-2019

Magic Carpets

V.I.P. BOX

Case Study I

V.I.P. BOX

ZK/U Untersuchungsausschuss (Fact Finding Comitee)

2018-2019

The Berlin Fact-Finding Committee (“Untersuchungsausschuss”) at ZK/U

ZK/U Untersuchungsausschuss (Fact Finding Comitee)

Ständige Vertretung!

Ongoing

Produktionsort für Berliner Projekträume, Initiativen, Kollektive und Einzelakteure

Ständige Vertretung!

GÜTERVERKEHR

Ongoing

Production and communication platform for cooperative forms of production

GÜTERVERKEHR

Hacking Urban Furniture

Exploring the history, present and future of urban furniture in collaboration with artists, urban explorers, administrators, politicians, activists and researchers

Hacking Urban Furniture

Haus der Statistik

Ongoing

Center for refugees, social, artistic and creative activities

Haus der Statistik

Satellites

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.

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

FEVALA

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:
FR.SA.SU.
17–23 h12–21 h15–20 h

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.

ZK/U Aerial View, Berlin 2012

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News

13 Apr 2019

In behalf of the entire KUNSTrePUBLIK and ZK/U team Sylvia received flowers and congratulations for the special mention...

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6 Apr 2019

// DER GÜTERMARKT IST ZURÜCK // ... und mit ihm ein wunderbares Wetter! Passend zum Frühlingsanfang in Berlin starten...

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30 Mar 2019

Im Rahmen der Veranstaltung „Der öffentliche Raum – ein Ort für Alle?" hält unser Co-Direktor Matthias Einhoff einen... Thema: Der öffentliche Raum – ein Ort für Alle?, Dienstag, 9. April 2019, 19.00 Uhr, Rathaus Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf,...

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29 Mar 2019

Yeah! Wir sind Papst! 🤩Naja, fast. Aber es fühlt sich ein bisschen so an! Die ADKV - Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher...

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28 Mar 2019

We are preparing for tonight! // OPENHAUS // starting at 7pm // Studio Visits / Installations / Performance / Food ++...

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25 Mar 2019

Heute im ZK/U // Angesprochen sind Berliner*innen im Alter von 12 - 16 Jahren // Noch Plätze frei !! // Unser ZK/U...

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21 Mar 2019

Welkom in Berlijn! Fully funded Residency at ZK/U Berlin in 2020 for artists living in the Netherlands. Please share... Het publieke stimuleringsfonds voor beeldende kunst en cultureel erfgoed

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21 Mar 2019

// Berliner*innen im Alter von 12 - 16 Jahren für eine Schulstunde der etwas anderen Art gesucht // Unser ZK/U Resident...

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