Berlin Moabit, where our partner organisation KUNSTrePUBLIK has its seat, is an old working class district, located west from the central Mitte. The residents of Moabit form an eclectic community of more established ‘middle-class’ citizens, precarious first and second generation migrants and newly arriving groups of refugees. The neighbourhood faces challenges arising from the polarity of backgrounds of its inhabitants. Exploring these challenges and the different ways to address these problems with creative solutions will be rewarding for everyone involved.
Project Partners in Berlin
KUNSTrePUBLIK is a registered non-profit organisation and artist collective founded in 2006. Since its establishment, the group has conceived and realised many site-specific exhibitions and has engaged in other community-based activities – including education, urban planning, art-making and curation. Through tangible projects, KUNSTrePUBLIK has been exploring the potential and limits of art to freely express or to be represented by the action and physical outcome of its work. KUNSTrePUBLIK is the organisation behind ZK/U – Centre for Arts and Urbanistics – exploring urban communication structures and implementing experiments to foster the conversation between diverse stakeholders in the urban arena. In the framework of Shared Cities: Creative Momentum, ZK/U initiates a debate about urban furniture and the economic exploitation of public space. ZK/U also organizes an Ideas Yard Market – a public production and communication platform testing new cooperative forms of manufacturing products with a local identity. Finally, ZK/U is a partner to various research studies and a part of the SCCM residency program.
Follow the case study of Hacking Urban Furniture on website.