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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.

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Rising Sounds above the Concrete
Rising Sounds above the Concrete

Time & Location

26. Mai 2023, 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.


Lucas / Space of Urgency

Rita Couto / The Radicals 

Markus / Cashmere Radio 

Clara & Adam / MOOS space

Matthew & Laine / Right 2 the city Arbeitsgruppe

Jule & Ulrike / Unwetter collective

Dida Zende / FIT – freie internationale tankstelle

Andrea Mineo / Mayer Pavilion initiative

Live concerts

Sarah Buckley


Sayde Price

Works in exhibition

Das Haus der Tödlichen Doris

The Radicals

Alexander Bondar


The Challenges

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.

Closing Discussion

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.

Film screening 

"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.

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