ZK/U Berlin combines global discourse with local proposals for action. It investigates the multi-layered dynamics of urban spaces at the interface of art, research, and surrounding everyday life, and develops experimental formats and exemplary projects. ZK/U initiates new forms of space production, launches community processes, and makes the acquired knowledge and insights accessible to others. In 2012, ZK/U began its story in a former freight yard with studio apartments and project spaces for artists, urban researchers, and other similarly active people. In a second development phase, the public areas of ZK/U will be expanded and a widely visible ‘Urban Stage’ will be created for spatial, architectural and artistic experiments to take place. ZK/U establishes connections with other urban practitioners around the world, for example with actors from eastern partnerships – www.cet-ka.net – or worldwide city makers – www.citytoolbox.net.

Siemensstraße 27, 10551 Berlin