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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statement in regards to documenta fifteen

July 23 2022, 4pm

statement in regards to documenta fifteen

Selected Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. // July-November 2022

Berliner Fahrradmarkt 2021 -2022

 

Berliner Fahrradmarkt 2021 -2022

arriving JULY 22 at documenta fifteen

citizenship — Raise the Roof!

From Berlin to Kassel by Roof-Boat

citizenship — Raise the Roof!

Unheard Stories - Hört ihr Uns?

2nd Edition

Unheard Stories - Hört ihr Uns?

June - September (multiple dates)

KLIMAKUNSTLABOR 22

KLIMAKUNSTLABOR x MOABIT KLIMAFIT

KLIMAKUNSTLABOR 22

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
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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

Carmel Keren

Gendered Urban Landscapes (GUrL)

Gendered Urban Landscapes (GUrL)

Elham Khattab

Between the growth of Digital Art in North Africa, the Middle East, and the Diaspora in the time of the pandemic.

Between the growth of Digital Art in North Africa, the Middle East, and the Diaspora in the time of the pandemic.

Luvuyo Equiano Nyawose

Looking Past

Looking Past

Ludmila Pogodina

Untitled

Untitled

RE DIAZ SALGADO

EVICTIONS

EVICTIONS

Jinyoung Kim

Recitation

Recitation

Hyunjoo Byeon

Reconfiguring online as a space for art

Reconfiguring online as a space for art

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas

Sichong Xie

Nomadic Scaffolding

Nomadic Scaffolding

Formats

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

OPENHAUS

Every other 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.

Beeholder - Beecoin

ongoing

Beeholder - Beecoin

citizenship — Raise the Roof!

JUN 2 - SEP 25 2022

From Berlin to Kassel by Roof-Boat

citizenship — Raise the Roof!

Construction Explained _ Urban Stage

2021-2022

A scaled-down version of the future roof terrace on the forecourt of ZK/U Berlin.

Construction Explained _ Urban Stage

Knowledgescapes of Urban Utopias

ongoing

reflecting upon utopian narratives and transformational patterns of the two monofunctional cities Eisenhüttenstadt and Visaginas

Knowledgescapes of Urban Utopias

GüterMARX

ongoing

GÜTERMARKT at Haus der Statistik

GüterMARX

SOME CALL US BALKANS

2021 - 2023

SOME CALL US BALKANS

ZK/U Extension

Ongoing - To be completed by summer 2022

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

ZK/U Extension

TURN2 RESIDENCIES

2021-2022

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

TURN2 RESIDENCIES

Haus der Statistik

Ongoing

Center for refugees, social, artistic and creative activities

Haus der Statistik

RE-TURN

August - December 2021

Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum 2021

RE-TURN

Objective Dialogues at Haus der Materialisierung

2021

Haus der Statistik // KMAII

Objective Dialogues at Haus der Materialisierung

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

PERSPEKTYVY PODCAST

ongoing

Talks with artists from Belarus

PERSPEKTYVY PODCAST

KASHA TODAY

ongoing

Podcast im Rahmen des Projekts CETKA, der die Alltagskultur in Russland von vielen Blickwinkeln aus betrachtet

KASHA TODAY

Magic Carpets

2017-2021

Magic Carpets

GÜTERVERKEHR

Ongoing

Production and communication platform for cooperative forms of production

GÜTERVERKEHR

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

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.

The city, the island.

Alice Pedroletti

ATRII / Berlin.

ISBN 978-3-945659-24-3
Price: 20 €

The city, the island.

Modellproject Haus der Statistik (VOL 3)

ZUsammenKUNFT Berlin eG

Pioneering uses

ISBN 978-3-945659-22-9
Price: free of charge

Modellproject Haus der Statistik (VOL 3)

Model Project Haus der Statistik (Vol 2)

KOOP5

The integrated workshop procedure

ISBN 978-3-945659-20-5
Price: free of charge

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: free of charge

Model Project Haus der Statistik (Vol 1)
ZK/U Aerial View, Berlin 2012

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ZK/U Berlin is deeply concerned by the events happening on the territory of Ukraine.

We stand in solidarity against imperialism and militarism, we stand for peace.
Solidarity against war! Solidarity with Ukraine!

Read here our
full statement ► 

and help us supporting the work of our partners - artists, curators and collectives - from Mariupol, Dnipro, Chernivtsi, Kharkiv, Kherson and Kyiv: 

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