Exhibition – Hacking Urban Furniture

Bus stops, city toilets, benches, trash cans, info stands. Urban furniture and advertising have been determining metropolitan public space for more than 30 years. Join a 10-day exhibition and meet artists, urban explorers, administrators, politicians, activists and researchers and explore the potential of urban public service design with them.

From March 16 to 25, 2018, the exhibition “Hacking Urban Furniture” will take place at the ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics. The exhibition is part of an ongoing research project of several years with the same name which explores the history, present and future of urban furniture.

We are happy to announce the artists and artist collectives participating in the “Hacking Urban Furniture” exhibition: 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.

Our Guests are the Initiative Berlin Werbefrei together with guest contributors from Sao Paulo and Grenoble, both cities without 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”.

Additionally, we would like to introduce the participants of the scientific research group with their first results: Laura Sobral, Benjamin Cope, Mary Dellenbaugh, Surfatial, Jan Bovelet, Joanne Pouzenc, Mobasher Niqui, Alireza Labeshka and Ali Reza Hemmat Boland.

Opening hours exhibition:
Daily from 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Free entrance.


Exhibition side program:


15 March 2018

Opening
7:00 pm // ZK/U

Follow facebook event here


18 March 2018

Workshop BBQ-Poller
with Markus Bader (Raumlabor)
3.00 – 4:30 pm // Bremer Str. / Corner Birkenstraße

HUF – Curator’s Tour
with Harry Sachs and Miodrag Kuc
5.00 pm // ZK/U

Workshop Fix (Your) Park
with Laura Sobral, Konrad Braun and Miodrag Kuc
6:00 pm // ZK/U

Workshop with adolescents in cooperation
with Karame e.V. and Adam Page and  Eva Hertzsch
6 pm // ZK/U


22 March 2018

Open Consultation at Neu-Ordnungsamt
organised by Konrad Braun (Open Berlin)
7:00 pm // ZK/U

Workshop Safe&Urban
with Martin Binder (UdK)
7:00 pm // ZK/U

Film program
organised by Berlin Werbefrei
8:30 pm // ZK/U

Follow Facebook event here


23 March 2018

Round Table
Discussion and Outlook with representatives from the world of politics, urban planning and administrations.

Invited: Konrad Braun (openBerlin e.V.), Katalin Gennburg, MdA (Berlin House of Representatives), Ephraim Gothe (City Development Council Member of Mitte), Prof. Dr. Susanne Hauser (Professor for Art and Cultural History in Architecture, UdK Berlin), Prof. Dr. Sabine Knierbein (Artistic Director of Interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Culture and Public Space, TU Vienna), Manfred Kühne (Head of Department of City Planning and Projects / Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing Berlin), Florian Schmidt (City Development Council Member of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg) und Dr. Martin Schwegmann (Studio Commissioner Berlin).

7:00 pm //  ZK/U

More information here

Must Reads

MICHIEL DE LANGE: Strengthening public values through data

An interview on urban data, citizen engagement strategies and smart city with Michiel de Lange: The bottom line of any municipal data project is to strengthen public values through data The role of data in today’s cities is already pretty huge and will only become more important. […] a yet untapped potential of using data for engaging citizens with their environment, and allowing them to have a say in the future of their cities.

Katowice Permanent link

Launch of the Shared Cities Magazine #2 & Party

JUNE 15, 2018, PRAGUE: What sharing practices are currently employed in Central and Eastern Europe? Do we still want to live together? Is it even possible?Join our discussion and the launch of the second international issue of the acclaimed Magazyn Miasta/ Cities Magazine on sharing in post-communist cities.

Prague Permanent link

SHARED CITIES: against grey reality

Prague, May 16th, 2018: web portal Protisedi.cz has interviewed Osamu Okamura on topic of Shared Cities: Creative Momentum and his attitudes to sharing. You have a unique opportunity to find out what has brought Osamu Okamura to the topic of sharing and what he thinks about sharing in Prague!

Prague Permanent link

SHARED CITIES at reSITE 2018 ACCOMMODATE

Prague, Forum Karlin, June 14–15, 2018: extra SHARED CITIES: CREATIVE MOMENTUM free events

Prague Permanent link

BINA 2018

+++ SCCM events: 19 - 20th MAY, 2018, Belgrade +++ Join our Shared Cities events at the Belgrade International Architecture Week - inspiring lectures, workshops, discussions, case studies!

Permanent link