für bildende Kunst
Hellersdorf: initiative urbane kulturenThursday, 01 February 2018 — Tuesday, 31 December 2019
Organized by: neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst
The initiative urbane kulturen by members of the nGbK continues the art society’s engagement on the Berlin-Hellersdorf housing estate that began in 2014, centered at the project base “station urbaner kulturen” as well as in neighbouring public space. In doing so, the nGbK would like to assume responsibility for initiating and intensifying interventionist processes, the development of social structures and considerations on the future of a district through artistic and cultural projects.
The initiative seeks to compliment and strengthen the existing local engagement for tolerance and cultural integration in Hellersdorf by facilitating the neighbourhood, the social and the artistic. The station urbaner kulturen has established itself in the district as a new place for debate and for initiative. It is a workplace for collaborative ideas and a discursive exhibition and programme space. By means of artistic production, outreach and relationship building, the initiative urbane kulturen is contributing to a research field that can be termed ›the city from the outside‹
An ongoing discussion about the district and its development has been intensified through artistic means, especially in the area around Kastanienboulevard where temporary and long-term projects have been realised. Existing networks between resident groups, initiatives and facilities have been expanded. Artistic production is strengthening and motivating the self-will of the community.
Thematic group exhibitions, discussion formats and interventions in public space will make up the initiative’s program in 2018. They will be complimented by continual outreach work in the district and a focus on social participation, urban design and the Right to the City. Specific local issues will be set in the context of current national and international artistic discourses. The housing estates’ political and social history will be debated and renegotiated through artistic production. The initiative urbane kulturen continues to build commitments between the nGbK and the city’s periphery.
map for station urbaner kulturen
initiative urbane kulturen 2018: Feben Amara, Jochen Becker, Christian Hanussek, Eva Hertzsch, Adam Page
Supported by: Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa und Amt für Weiterbildung and Kultur Marzahn-Hellersdorf