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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Aiming at a world where many worlds fit*

- Update of project brief 1. April 2020 -

Aiming at a world where many worlds fit*

OPEN PARK HAUS

Note: Registration mandatory!

OPEN PARK HAUS

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

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.

CETKA.

Mapping Civil Society

CETKA.

STATISTA

Staatskunst, Pioniernutzung, Repräsentation

STATISTA

Haus der Statistik

Ongoing

Center for refugees, social, artistic and creative activities

Haus der Statistik

Threads*ZK/U

2019

Threads*ZK/U

Magic Carpets

2017-2021

Magic Carpets

V.I.P. BOX

Case Study I

V.I.P. BOX

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

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.

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.

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

Urban Food

ZK/U Untersuchungsausschussbericht #04

Fact Finding Committee #04

ISBN 978-3-945659-13-7
Price: 5€

Urban Food

ART CITY LAB 2

Kulturwerk des bbk berlin GmbH + raumlaborberlin

New spaces for art

ISBN 978-3-945659-14-4
Price: DE: 20€ / AT: 20,60€ / CHF: 25

ART CITY LAB 2
ZK/U Aerial View, Berlin 2012

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