Situation Berlin

Situation Berlin #2

Friday 26 and Saturday 27 November 2021.

Poster combining an image of the design of the House of Urban Praxis, an image of Place Internationale and texts about the conference.

Workshop-conference for Urban Praxis

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Logistics and registration

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Haus Urbane Praxis, © Eva Hertzsch und Adam Page, Aquarell, 2021

Situation Berlin #1

Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 May 2021.

The workshop-conference team sits under the tent from which the sessions were broadcast live

Workshop-conference for Urban Praxis

In continuation to the the symposium ‘Urban Cultures’ (nGbK/Berlinische Galerie 2019), the nGbK, as part of the Initiative Urbane Praxis, is organising a two-part workshop conference on SITUATION BERLIN.

Who shapes the city, and with which cultures? How can a right to the city be formulated without bossiness?
Berlin is characterised by wayward art projects, self-organised buildings and a rich social culture. The right to the city is being fought for and practised by many through the arts, design, planning and action – in short, Urbane Praxis. Based on a stocktaking of the current situation in Berlin, the Workshop-conference SITUATION BERLIN #1 will explain historical retrospectives as well as new ways and practices for a stabilisation of Urban Praxis and urban cultures. The aim of the symposium is to underpin the great potential of artistic, creative and activist practices in the face of current comprehensive challenges.

With Jesko Fezer, Graziela Kunsch, Annette Maechtel, Barbara Meyer/Markus Bader für Initiative Urbane Praxis, Malve Lippmann, Adam Page, Can Sungu, Elisa T. Bertuzzo, Renée Tribble u.a.m.

Logistics and registration

Via Zoom and from the campus projects station urbaner kulturen/nGbK – Place Internationale Hellersdorf, Baupalast Dragoner-Areal Kreuzberg, Haus der Statistik Mitte.

Registration with full name and selection of the respective workshop table at:

Team nGbK: Responsible for the conception is Jochen Becker/metroZones, assisted by Licia Soldavini/Constructlab, supported by Birgit Effinger, advised by Simon Sheikh/Goldsmiths College and in close cooperation with subject-specific and cultural-political actors.

The workshop conference in May will be followed by the development of action guiding documentation and a second conference in November.


Saturday 29 May 2021 | 18:00 – 21:00

Host: station urbaner kulturen – Place Internationale, Berlin-Hellersdorf

GreetingJochen Becker, Simon Sheikh, Licia Soldavini

Presentation of the Initiative Urbane Praxis
Barbara Meyer & Markus Bader (Rat für die Künste Berlin / Berlin Council for the Arts)
Roundtable „Situation Berlin“
Which methods of Urban Praxis are used to develop the city? How can artistic and planning processes be linked and become productive?
Elisa T- Bertuzzo (weißensee kunsthochschule berlin) in conversation with Annette Maechtel (nGbK Berlin) and Renée Tribble (Planbude Hamburg, Universität Detmold).

Further information here.

Sunday 30 May 2021 | 11:00 – 18:00

The round tables take place twice on Zoom for 20 participants each. Registration with full name and choice of the respective round table at:

Further information about the programme and the content of the roundtables can be found on the website of nGbK Hellersdorf.

11:00 – 13:15 Roundtable #1
Intro (Jochen Becker, Simon Sheikh, Licia Soldavini)
1 a) Brache (fallow land) – Adam Page & Jesko Fezer (in German)
1 b) Autonomy/Institution – Graziela Kunsch & Simon Sheikh (in English)
1 c) Accessibility – Malve Lippmann & Can Sungu (in German)

13:15 – 14:15 Lunch break

14:30 – 16:30 Roundtable #2
2 a) Brache (fallow land) – Adam Page & Jesko Fezer (in German)
2 b) Autonomy/Institution – Graziela Kunsch & Simon Sheikh (in English)
2 c) Accessibility – Malve Lippmann & Can Sungu (in German)

16:30 – 18:00 Final round
with Jochen Becker, Licia Soldavini, the three moderation teams & audience