Hacking Urban Furniture – Exhibition


Bus stops, city toilets, benches, trash cans – urban furniture and outdoor advertising has been determining the metropolitan public space over the last three decades. The exhibition is part of the ongoing Hacking Urban Furniture research project which explores the history, the present and the future of urban furniture. The exhibition takes place at the ZK/ U - Center for Art and Urbanistics and is funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds and is part of the Shared Cities: Creative Momentum programme.

The artists and artist collectives participating in the “Hacking Urban Furniture” exhibition are: Markus Ambach, Christian Hasucha, Umschichten, Raumlabor and KUNSTrePUBLIK.

The projects were created in cooperation with AbBA (Allianz bedrohter Berliner Atelierhäuser), Refunc, OpenBerlin and Technische Hochschule Wildau.

The winners of the ideas competition for new concepts of street furniture will also be exhibited: Fiete Rhode & Team: KIEZding, Benoit Maubrey: Arena: a Speakers Sculpture, Andreas Templin: Berlin Dough, Adam Page and Eva Hertzsch: Executive Box. Adam Page and Eva Hertzsch will show their work at the outdoor space of ZK/U until October.

Other presenters will be: the Initiative Berlin Werbefrei together with guest contributors from Sao Paulo and Grenoble - cities that both have no advertising in the urban space, Martin Binder with his diploma work Safe&Urban as well as Fred Dewey - who will present the reading group "Portable Polis".

Finally, participants of the HUF research group will present their first results: Laura Sobral, Benjamin Cope, Mary Dellenbaugh, Surfatial, Jan Bovelet, Joanne Pouzenc and Mobasher Niqui.

Opening hours: daily 12 - 8 pm

Free entrance.

For more information please follow this link: Hacking Urban Furniture exhibition.