The ZK/U

The ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics was established in 2012 in Berlin Moabit. As an independent art residency and project space led by artists, it serves as a hub for the exchange between global discourses and local practice, aiming to share, develop, and make experiences accessible to other stakeholders and cultural producers.

The ZK/U continuously conducts a variety of in-house projects and practices, focusing on artistic research and social innovation. These activities include regular formats such as OPENHAUS, GÜTERMARKT, and SPEISEKINO, as well as cultural EU partner projects and neighborhood formats. Each project contributes to strengthening the connection between art and society and deepening the understanding of urban dynamics.

Up to 13 national and international artists and urban researchers live and work simultaneously in residencies, where they develop projects that are regularly presented to the public. The ZK/U is involved in numerous social and cultural projects addressing urban societal challenges. The ZK/U is operated by the non-profit organization KUNSTrePUBLIK e.V.

Since its founding 12 years ago, the ZK/U has worked with more than 800 artists in residence, organized over 400 exhibitions, cooperated with more than 150 different cultural institutions worldwide, and welcomed over 20,000 visitors annually.

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.



Siemensstr. 27
10551 Berlin

Tel.: +49 30 39885840


Founders and Directors


Project Team

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

Residency Team

Anita Rind 
Mandy Seidler
Jan-Gottfried Esser

Website Administration

Lars Hayer

Stadtgarten Moabit

Advisory Board

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


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
Mathis Euvrard
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