About

The ZK/U

ZK/U - Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (Center for Art and Urbanistics), embodies a dynamic approach to artistic exploration and community engagement. Unlike conventional institutions, ZK/U doesn't impose a rigid framework of ideas onto its fellows. Instead, it fosters an environment where projects evolve organically, shaped by the individual needs and contexts of the participants. This emphasis on fluidity and adaptability allows for a diverse range of practices to flourish, unbound by the constraints of a predetermined outcome.

Situated within the vibrant landscape of contemporary arts, ZK/U serves as a nexus for knowledge exchange and collaboration, bridging the gap between international artists and the German art scene. Moreover, its involvement in European programs extends its reach, cultivating a vast network of artistic endeavors transcending geographical boundaries. Through strategic partnerships and ongoing engagement with the public, ZK/U endeavors to cultivate lasting relationships, fostering a sense of community within its walls and beyond.

Housed within a repurposed cargo train station, ZK/U embodies the spirit of transformation and reinvention. The conversion process, involving brownfield investment, epitomizes the revitalization of urban spaces for cultural enrichment. Central to this endeavor is the commitment to environmental stewardship and community integration. By repurposing the surrounding park and engaging with neighbors, ZK/U transcends its role as a mere art space, becoming a vital component of the local ecosystem.

Despite facing challenges such as ongoing construction, ZK/U remains steadfast in its mission to nurture creativity and facilitate meaningful connections. As a non-profit initiative led by the Kunstrepublik e.V. art collective, it stands as a beacon of innovation and collaboration in the ever-evolving landscape of contemporary art and urban development.

ZK/U Policy of Respect

Good relations at ZK/U depend on solidarity, mutual respect and trust. ZK/U sees itself as a place where residents, employees, partners, collaborators, and visitors can meet and work together to realize the common creative aims. ZK/U commits itself to actively confronting and countering all forms of discrimination, as an ongoing process of learning and unlearning. ZK/U does not tolerate any form of discrimination, neither racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, anti-Romanyism, transphobia, Islamophobia, xenophobia, classism, ableism, ageism nor any other expression of hate, harassment, threats, and violence. 

ZK/U works constantly to create an inclusive space, in which everyone can feel confident that they will not be exposed to discrimination, sexual harassment, or abuses of power. ZK/U also acknowledges that temporary safer spaces for refuge and recovery may be required following incidents of discrimination, sexual harassment, or abuse of power.

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The Organization behind ZK/U: KUNSTrePUBLIK

The artist collective KUNSTrePUBLIK, consisting of Matthias Einhoff, Philip Horst, and Harry Sachs, is actively involved in shaping public spaces and explores art as a means of communication. They implement projects that reflect social and spatial conditions, linking art with architecture and politics. Examples of their work include installations in Russia, the USA, Indonesia, and Germany, addressing social issues and strengthening communities.

KUNSTrePUBLIK also curates project series that shed light on societal aspects, such as the development of micro-economic future scenarios or the commentary on urban dynamics through artistic projects. As the organization behind ZK/U - Center for Art and Urbanistics in Berlin, KUNSTrePUBLIK promotes the exchange between art, research, and urban daily life and is involved in the selection of resident artists and partners. Additionally, the collective is committed to developing urban infrastructure and supports hybrid spaces for various social groups.

The artist collective KUNSTrePUBLIK consists of Matthias Einhoff, Philip Horst, and Harry Sachs and is part of the non-profit association KUNSTrePUBLIK e.V.

www.kunstrepublik.de

Contact

KUNSTrePUBLIK e.V.
Siemensstr. 27
10551 Berlin

Tel.:     +49 30 39885840
mail(at)zku-berlin.org

TEAM

Founders and Directors

Communication

Elisa Georgi
Anna Latzko

Project Team

Clemens Gruber
Stefan Koderisch
Miodrag Kuč
Dennis Lindenau 
Kristina Miller
Max Vaid

Residency Team

Website Administration

Lars Hayer

Stadtgarten Moabit

Advisory Board

Apsilon
Eliza Goldox
Nyima Jadama
Sabine Kroner
Mike Mavura
Norbert Palz
Melanie Roumiguière

Partners

The Reconstruction (2010-12) of the former Railway Depot Moabit was supported by

Former Team Members / Coordinators

Aaron Amtmann
Stella Archon
Elena Azzedín
Jana Baierova
Christian Bergmann
Barbara Anna Bernsmeier
Johanna Betz
Alice Bobée
Céline Bobillon
Ariane Boucher
Lisa Blum
Claudia Burbaum
Paul Leo William Busch
Jeanne Chapy
Mafalda Corrêa Nunes
Leonor Vilhena Correira
Kenan Deniz Budak
Jana Doudova
Clara Deutschmann
Lena Enne
Noa Enghardt
Anthea Engelhardt
Ilkim Er
Anne Fischer
Gertruda Gilyte
Sofia Giménez
Ivana Gligorovska
Lýdia Grešákov
Yasmine Hrimeche
Katrin Hünsche
Katarína Jančovičová
Nadia Kabalan
Samuel Kalika
Helena Knorr
Aron Korosz
Katharina Löschner
Johanne B. Larsen
Estelle Pandao Lassus
Gergely Laszlo
Petra Linhartová
Simone Mallbrand
Gauthier Mack-Mallik
Bastian Manteuffel
Billy Matthews
Virág Major
Marta Medvešek
Sylvia Metz
Hannes Mitterberger
Kristina Miller
Lianne Mol
Lara Murray
Zsófia Paczolay
Niki Papaterpou
Ki Hyun Park
Jana Perkovic
Laura Petrucci
Nienke van Pijkeren
Thomas Pommersberger
Urszula Przybylska
Leticia Quirós
Nele Rathke
Johanna Reckewerth
Lucía Rios
Gustavo Sanromán
Carmen Santesmases
Lotta Schäfer
Sabine Scheuring
Annika Schieck
Cleo Schrieb
Miguel Schuster
Agnes Schyberg
Caroline Sosna
Clara Stein
Matthias Stieler
Sarah Stoll
Lisa Thiele
Ras Torunlar
Luisa Traumann
Frederik Unruh
Olesia Vitiuk
Yannis Voulgaris
Samuel Walter
Philipp Wagner
Julia Widdig
Benedikt Wieferig
Johannes Wildhack
Jack Wingate
Vera de Wit
Joanna Witkowski
Marius Wittmann
Robert Wünsche
Claudia Zanaga
Hannah Groot Zever
Clemens Zoller