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

7:00 pm // ZK/U

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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

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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

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