Urbane Praxis e.V. is an association that supports the interests of urban practitioners.

It builds networks and connects civil society actors,administration and politics in order to shape vibrant and sustainable cities. The association represents the urban practitionersand imparts knowledge in order to make cross-departmental issues in the city visible.

On the initiative of the Rats für die Künste, artists, urban activists and cultural, architectural and socio-cultural players joined forces in 2020 to form the Urban Practice Initiative. This was funded by SenKE in 2020-2021 as part of the DRAUSSENSTADT initiative – 12 locations and the Urban Practice project office were supported during this period. To this end, the Berliner Projektfonds Urbane Praxis , supported by the Stiftung für kulturelle Weiterbildung und Kulturberatung, was established, which still supports artistic projects in the field of urban practice today.

The non-profit Urbane Praxis e.V. was founded in 2022 from the Urbane Practise initiative and the growing network.

Netzwork office Urbane Practise

The Urban Practice Network Office networks, supports and advises Berlin initiatives and projects that are active in the field of urban practice. It enables a continuous exchange between initiatives, administration and politics – through intermediary communication, networking, visibility and responsiveness. It imparts knowledge in the field of urban practice, organizes public discourse and networking events and develops information material and support for urban practitioners.

The network office is run by Sharmila Sharma, Kristin Lazarova, Elisabeth Knoblich, Miriam Rausch and Dana Schneider.


The Berlin network is to be further expanded in the coming years. In addition, a nationwide and Europe-wide network is to be established. Urban practice should become visible through new formats of mediation and exchange. More places of urban practice are to be found and new collaborations with the individual districts are to be initiated. The consolidation of already existing locations is to be supported. Active cooperation with other intermediary urban policy bodies (e.g. “Taskforce bedrohte Räume”) should take place. Furthermore, the association actively uses its role as an advice center and thus primarily helps young initiatives in their implementation.


Here you can find an information diagram how the association is structured (download link to pdf).

On 06/13/2022, the following members were elected to the Board of Directors:
Sabine Kroner (Berlin Mondiale), Markus Bader (raumlaborberlin), Rebecca Wall, Miodrag Kuč (ZK/U), Tomma Suki Hinrichsen (Torhaus Berlin)

Articles of Association

Here you can find the statutes of Urbane Praxis e.V. (download link to pdf).

Become a member

Are you an active urban practitioner yourself or are you interested in the topic? We are happy to welcome new members. Send us the membership application form and a few short sentences about yourself and your projects: