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August 9, 2018
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AFFECT at agora berlin
Berlin, Germany" target="_blank">DISTURBANCE & DEVELOPMENT. Participatory Art interventions" target="_blank"> in Berlin 2000-2020 / facilitated by Club Real (Georg Reinhardt & Marianne Ramsay-Sonneck)" target="_blank">20- 30th of August 2018

The unique situation in Berlin after the fall of the wall was inspiring for art and community projects in public space. With the collapse of GDR Institutions and economy, hundreds of buildings and open spaces became “useless” and potential places for something new. What possibilities did berlin in the early 2000s offer to participatory art in public space, what happened to the spaces where such interventions took place and where can we find inspiring cracks and voids in the body of the city today? In a city that is becoming more and more dense and utilized, the Berlin-based artist collective Club Real aims to explore these questions and some of the city’s projects in order to widen the perspective on the possibilities and limitations of participation in art and art interventions in public urban spaces, using the concept of “disturbances of every day life” and presentations as a form of intervention.

Duration:  7 days of 5 hours.

Materials: Films, texts, structural drawings and info-graphics, examples for performative tools and media campaigns.

Excercises: Excursion, Discussion, Ideenwerkstatt for interventions, participatory tools, performance design and media campaigns, Presentation as Intervention.

Group: Open to 10 - 15 participants. Participants: Students of art, cultural and social sciences and management as well as artists and others that work or want to work with interventions in public urban space are specifically welcomed to apply. People who have a general interest in the relations of art, city development and political questions.

Expectations: We expect that the excursions and presentation of the situation in Berlin will widen the perspective on the possibilities and limitations of participation in art and art interventions in public urban spaces. The 5 examples and discussion of temporary and permanent art interventions in the city will help to develop a view on what art can and cannot change in a city. Ideenwerkstatt will help the participants to become more open to teamwork in finding and developing ideas and help and inspire them to develop their own tools for participatory artwork in urban contexts.


About the facilitator

The interdisciplinary artists collective Club Real (Founded in 2000) devises and realizes participatory, site specific art projects. The main formats include: immersive installations, one to one encounters, political role-plays and participative urban development projects. The meaningful involvement of the art recipients resulting in unique not predeterminable artistic outcome is at the center of Club Real’s participatory concept. Permanent members are Marianne Ramsay-Sonneck, Georg Reinhardt, Mathias Lenz and Thomas Hauck and we currently have five associated members (Silke Lange, Tuire Tuomisto, Sebastian Mauksch, Paz Ponce and Christoph Theußl).




- Projects 2010-2018

- Projects 2000-2010

- Films




AFFECT is Agora's Program for Collaborative Artistic Practices in Berlin, currently in its fourth edition.

AFFECT 2018 is formatted as a research residency and international summer programme under the theme: “Micro-Utopias: Cartographies of Relational Art in Berlin”.

The residency outcome consist of an e-publication project, with growing contributions by residents issued by topics, shaping a self-styled cartography of subjectivities, encounters and methods within Berlin’s micro-utopias of art+life.

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About Agora

The Agora Collective - Berlin-based Center for Contemporary Practices - was originally founded in 2011 by a multidisciplinary team as an independent project space in Berlin. Since then, Agora expands its mission to be a place to conceive and experiment with models of working together; providing stable spaces for artists to engage within collaborative and community-based practices.

In 2017, the project has been totally relocated to the former Kindl-Brauerei Area in Rollbergstrasse / Am Sudhaus, being proudly part of the "Vollgutlage", a 38.000 sq. meters area acquired by the Swiss Foundation Edith Maryon. This location in the heart of Neukölln, has been secured for initiatives devoted to social, ecological, cultural and artistic projects.

Under this unique stage, the Agora team is devoted to create cross-disciplinary models of cultural and educational production expressed in a diverse, inclusie program of artistic projects and events that deals with relevant questions of nowadays. 

Since its beginning, Agora's focus has ranged from food and hosting practices, co-working spaces, event series, workshops, and programming, as well as with a strong take on visual and performing arts. Other formats running in the house: a contemporary dance platform, studios for artists, community driven activities and artistic residency opportunities. 

Agora means "now", in Portuguese, language of its Brazilian founders and also coincidentally, in Greek, Agora is the place for encounters and exchange, the assembly and the market-place.