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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[...] IN RESIDENCE - ZK/U OPEN CALL

 

Call Out for Radio Content on 199Global

 

HABITAT HAPPY - 300m², cozy, short term

 

Doing it together - presentation and book launch

 

Workshop #6: Rathaus der Zukunft [Vorankündigung]

 

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

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RESETTING:
Urban Infrastructure Revisited

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BRIDGING:
Global Discourse and Local Practice

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RE-THINKING:
Resilient Cities in Post-Migrant Societies

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.

GÜTERMARKT

Once a month during summer

Monthly summer-market connects the neighbourhood and provides a platform for local goods and handcrafted items.

SPEISEKINO / FOOD AND FOOTAGE

May to October

INDEPENDENT-MOVIES IN COMBINATION WITH FOOD

FUSSBALLABALLA

During major football events

Turning the popular format of 'public viewing' of sports into an educational and community-building event

OPENHAUS

once a month

Open studios at ZK/U

Projects

Our projects are artistic, research-related, socially relevant and often international experiments that can eventually turn into ZK/U Formats.

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)

V.I.P. BOX

Case Study I

ZK/U Untersuchungsausschuss (Fact Finding Comitee)

2018-2019

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

Ständige Vertretung!

Ongoing

Produktionsort für Berliner Projekträume, Initiativen, Kollektive und Einzelakteure

GÜTERVERKEHR

Ongoing

Production and communication platform for cooperative forms of production

Hacking Urban Furniture

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

ARTIST DIS-PLACEMENT

Connecting artists to organizations from the non-art-sphere

Haus der Statistik

Ongoing

Center for refugees, social, artistic and creative activities

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

ART as/is SOCIAL

On engagement in contemporary cultural theory & practice

nomadicArt

31-12-2015 - ongoing

ZK/U+M (Zentrum für Kunst, Urbanistik und Migration)

Moabees

Ongoing

Ein PilotInnenprojekt

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 h 12–21 h 15–20 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

12 Dec 2018

8 декабря состоялась наша официальная премьера в России! Спасибо всем, кто разделил с нами этот особый момент: всë-таки...

11 Dec 2018

// PRESENTATION AND BOOK LAUNCH // UPCOMING MONDAY! ZK/U is happy to announce the launching of Laura Sobrals' Book...

11 Dec 2018

Оглядываясь на эти 4 безумных дня в России и 4180 проделанных км, мы хотим поблагодарить #SocialImpactDays, которые...

7 Dec 2018

Nur noch einmal schlafen und dann öffnen wir morgen um 14 Uhr die Tore zum GÜTERMARKT X-MAS SPECIAL! #goodread... Handmade gift stands, up-cycling Xmas workshops, interactive art installations, live music, food and much more. December...

3 Dec 2018

The theme chosen for the first year of MagiC Carpets Italy is The Other, the Foreigner. One of two artists who discussed... It’s not easy to deal with the recent history of one’s country. The Italian partners of MagiC Carpets has entrusted...

29 Nov 2018

‚Heimat deine Schnauze – Eine (Anti)Heimat ConferAction‘ - eine Produktion des Theater X / JugendtheaterBüro Berlin Die...

21 Nov 2018

We are looking forward to the second year of this wonderful MagiC Carpets project! #MagicCarpets #CreativeEurope... Time flies, and one year of MagiC Carpets, a project coordinated by Kauno bienalė, has been completed! Its team is now...

20 Nov 2018

// Announcement / World of Noon #3 @ Berlinerische Galerie // Olesia Vitiuk (curator and project- coordinator of the... Air ( Artists In Research) Berlin Alexanderplatz

19 Nov 2018

Haus der Statistik // Save the Date !! Ab kommenden Freitag finden verschiedene Workshops im Pavillon am Haus der...

17 Nov 2018

// We are still looking for interns // If you are interested in applying for an internship at the artist residency at...

16 Nov 2018

The participants for OPENHAUS November are announced! Next Thursday you will meet the full house of ZK/U: more...