Participation Procedures for the Expansion 3.0 of the ZK/U 2052 – Part I 
ZK/U is currently commissioning so-called fact-finding committees with the inquiry into the needs and requirements regarding the building’s future usage. In the framework of the second fact-finding committee, ZK/U is currently looking for heterotopic uses and places that are relevant for the 21st century and that can help shape the future of ZK/U. Underlying this inquiry is a planned spatial extension of ZK/U’s building.
Fact-finding committee #02 focuses on the question of how climate change could affect ZK/U as a socio-cultural place, and what role ZK/U could play in the face of climate change. Speculations about ZK/U’s future needs and demands revolve around 29 February, 2052: the day on which ZK/U’s current leasehold ends.
In a three-hour public workshop, twenty recommendations for the ZK/U will be developed. The results of the workshop will be part of a publication, which is to be released by fact-finding committee #02 on 21 and 22 February, 2019, as part of the OPENHAUS PLUS at ZK/U.
Everyone is invited to think of ZK/U in 2052!
The workshop will be held in English.
The workshop is organised by Robert Preusse and Stefanie Rau.
Robert Preusse and Stefanie Rau both studied Visual Communication at the Berlin University of the Arts. Preusse holds a Master’s degree from the Center for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths University of London and Rau from the Critical Studies Department at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. They have been working on conceptual design projects with and for institutions such as ZKM Karlsruhe, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and Forensic Architecture since 2013. Since 2017, they have been collaborating under the name operative.space together with Marius Förster. Preusse and Rau live in Moabit.
Place: ZK/U, Studio 1