Fr., 26. Mai|
Rising Sounds above the Concrete
The event include panel talks, film screening, live concerts, and art show. We will talk about the specific issues that Berlin's project spaces are facing in the present context. From rising rents to the disappearance of community space we will explore how to keep these communities alive.
Time & Location
26. Mai, 17:00 – 22:30
Berlin, Hobrechtstraße 54, 12047 Berlin, Germany
About the Event
Embracing Urban Challenges with Collective Spirit
Berlin's art scene has thrived due to the diversity of its art initiatives, communities and project spaces. However, in recent years the rise of commodification, privatization, and rent speculation have threatened the existence of many of these spaces and groups of people. This symposium aims to explore the impact of these challenges on the independent art scene in Berlin and discuss potential solutions by exploring the importance of connection between communities and project spaces in the face of these challenges.
Matthew & Laine / Right 2 the city Arbeitsgruppe
Jule & Ulrike / Unwetter collective
Dida Zende / FIT – freie internationale tankstelle
Andrea Mineo / Mayer Pavilion initiative
Works in exhibition
We will discuss the specific challenges that project spaces in Berlin are facing in the current climate. From rising rents to the loss of community space, this panel will explore how project spaces are being affected by the increasing commodification and privatization of the city. We’ll discuss strategies for preserving these communities in the face of rapid development.
The Necessity of Connection
This discussion will explore why it is essential for project spaces in Berlin to connect with each other. By sharing resources, knowledge, and support, project spaces can create a more robust and resilient network that can better withstand the challenges they face.
Models for Collaboration and Cooperation
During the event we will showcase examples of successful collaboration and cooperation between project spaces. By examining existing models, this panel will identify opportunities for new connections and collaborations that can help project spaces survive and thrive.
The closing discussion will bring together the key themes and insights from the three panels. The discussion will explore potential solutions to the challenges facing art communities and project spaces in Berlin and identify opportunities for collaboration and action.
"Commons and the Housing Crisis in Berlin" is a short doc by The Radicals by Balolas Carvalho, Teresa Lorena Machado and Rita Couto. In 2021 The Radicals kick-started a short documentary that unpacks the crisis the city of Berlin has been undergoing for more than a decade.
Rising Sounds above Concrete
This event is self-organized and not sponsored or founded by any institutions. Donations are gratefully accepted.