statista.staatskunst, repräsentation, pioniernutzung.
haus der statistik
STATISTA is a collaboration between zk/u – zentrum für kunst and urbanistik and kw institute for contemporary art and enjoys the generous support of the berlin senate department for culture and europe.
artistic directors: harry sachs, matthias einhoff, philip horst (zk/u – zentrum für kunst und urbanistik)
curator: tirdad zolghadr (kw institute for contemporary art)
project participants: economic space agency (ECSA), hiveeyes, KUNSTrePUBLIK, labor k3000, moabees, openBerlin, penny rafferty and nascent, raumlaborberlin with bernadette la hengst and many others more.
concept and design danielle rosales & rik watkinson (anschlaege.de)development: lars hayer
pictures © victoria tomachenko
pictures of the book: ©anschlaege.de
within the vast empty spaces of the Haus der statistik near alexanderplatz, STATISTA is testing whether working in the spirit of the commons is an option even within today’s context of city development. with the aid of ten distinct playing fields, STATISTA generates artistic prototypes for a civil society built on collective principles.
based on the methodology of learning from las vegas from venturi, scott-brown and izenour, each project involved has its own monument of architectonical elements inspired by the Alexanderplatz area and representing the vision of statista.
the results of these artistic working processes will be made publicly visible during the STATISTA presentation Week from 11 – 16 september 2019: including neighbourhood initiatives, a cryptocurrency reflecting the wellbeing of bees, a facade design built for ecological inclusivity, and an international conference. temporary usage, in this case, does not lead to gentrification, but to a form of urban renewal that is to the benefit of all.
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