Workshop/discussion: Participatory urban art practices

Date: 27. July 2021
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Haus der Statistik Karl-Marx-Allee 1, 10178 Berlin
Archive 2021

“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.” (

During our visit to Haus der Statistik, on 10. June. 2021, we used its example to discuss how spaces for art, culture and social projects could be created and how the important resource of public space can be used for cultural practice.
Following this visit, we would like to invite you to take part in a workshop, where we will engage in a conversation around and examine further the idea of participatory urban art practices.  
The workshop deals with the following questions using practical examples: How do you create spaces for artistic participation and cooperation in the city? How do you gain access to spaces? Which strategies have proven to be effective? How can these (appropriated) spaces be used collectively?

The participation is free of charge and open to all.
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The workshop will take place according to the current Covid-19 related hygiene regulations.
The event is accessible for people with mobility impairments. Participants with visual impairments or blindness can be assisted.