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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OPENHAUS PLUS MAY

open studios, performances, videos, installations, resident talks, publication, sculpture, food, drinks

OPENHAUS PLUS MAY

Catharsis of free space #4

 

Catharsis of free space #4

SPEISEKINO // Censor Must Die (2012)

by Ing K and Manit Sriwanichpoom

SPEISEKINO // Censor Must Die (2012)

GÜTERMARKT #38

 

GÜTERMARKT #38

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
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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

20 May 2019

NEW /// NEW /// NEW /// STATISTA is coming! Nach und nach stellen wir Euch die Hauptakteure und Aktionsfelder des...

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12 May 2019

Speisekino // Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts KOCH DES ABENDS // Jozef van der Heijden Der Koch des Abends ist Jozef...

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10 May 2019

Runde 2 für das SPEISEKINO // Aus dem Leben eines Taugenichts: Das Leben und die Zeiten von Leo Lippold (2013) // 16/05....

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7 May 2019

MENUE // Zwischenlandung in Moskau (Walking Streets of Moscow) // Reservierung sind bis zum Vorabend per E-Mail möglich...

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2 May 2019

FLickeN bietet einen Fahrrad-Frühlingscheck am kommenden Sonntag auf dem Gütermarkt # 37 an! Jedes Jahr das Gleiche:...

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29 Apr 2019

Wer will mitsingen ? Die Songschreiberin und bedingungslose Chorleiterin Bernadette La Hengst sucht Chorsänger und... Die Songschreiberin und bedingungslose Chorleiterin Bernadette La Hengst sucht Chorsänger und Chorsängerinnen für den ...

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