Participatory Artistic Practice with Dariya Kryshen (Haus der Statistik)
We are pleased to announce the first of a series of local events that will showcase various cultural venues and projects in Berlin, their history and actors.
In an increasingly dense city, spaces for art and culture are becoming fewer and fewer. Using the Haus der Statistik project as an example, the workshop shows how spaces for art, culture and social projects were created in a GDR ruin and how the important resource of public space can be used for cultural practice.
The event will be streamed on the Artist-Pilots YouTube channel.
The event will be held according to the current Covid-19 hygyene regulations.
The event is accessible for people with mobility impairments. Participants with visual impairments or blindness can be assisted.
* Dariya Kryshen *
Dariya Kryshen studied art history and urban sociology in Düsseldorf and Berlin. Since 2016, she has been developing urban spaces from Hellersdorf to Alexanderplatz through art and culture. She not only speaks different languages (German, Russian, English, administrative German and jargon), but also mediates between different social and cultural contexts. She has been a permanent member of the Haus der Statistik team since 2020 and has since mastered the pas de deux of pioneering uses as an organisational talent with human sensitivity.
* Haus der Statistik *
To prevent the sale of the Haus der Statistik to investors and the associated demolition, an art action was staged at the Haus der Statistik in September 2015. The Alliance of Threatened Berlin Studio Houses (AbBA), a group of committed artists, put up a large poster on the façade in the style of an official building sign: “This is where spaces for culture, education and social issues are created for Berlin”. This brought the discussion about the future of the building to the public.
Immediately after the action, the Haus der Statistik initiative was formed as an alliance of various Berlin actors: Social and cultural institutions and associations, artists’ collectives, architects, foundations and societies. Since the beginning of 2016, it has been organising public networking meetings for people interested in the development of the Haus der Statistik.