XB-Lab

With our project XB-Lab we are looking for Cultural Accomplices! How can art and culture be there for everyone? What do you expect from art and culture in your neighbourhood? Participate – Join in – Shape Culture Together!

  • ONLINE-MEETING: FOTO-SPAZIERGANG (PHOTO-WALK) I | Digital Multimedia Tour

    Join us on a multimedia tour through Kreuzberg! With your smartphone or MediaPad, you will have the opportunity to navigate through the neighborhood SO36 at various stations on your own and with our guidance. With the help of personal stories, current and historical photographs, movie clips and music from legendary punk bands, you will experience how the people of Berlin organised themselves and actively and creatively shaped their lives.

     

    At the online meeting, we will walk together in virtual space through Kreuzberg and get to know special places in a playful way. You will learn, for example, who Osman Kalin was and how the tree house at the Wall came to life!

    The Online-Meeting: PHOTO-WALK I takes place on Thursdays at 6 pm via Zoom.

    Starting date: 18 February 2021 & every Thursday (until further notice) at 6pm.

    Registrations: Dimitra Maragkaki, maragkaki@gfhf.eu or just drop by via the Zoom link! Participation is free of charge!

    A smartphone or MediaPad is required to use the Multimedia Tour. If possible, download the app Actionbound and search under the category “Find Bound”: FOTO- SPAZIERGANG I – so we can get started straight away. If you don’t have a smartphone or MediaPad, you can still take part!

  • FOTO-FÜHRUNG – Free Guided Tour

    Every first Sunday of the month we warmly invite you to our FOTO-FÜHRUNG  at f³ – freiraum für fotografie. We introduce you to the current exhibition, give you background information and share our anecdotes with you.

     

    You learn more about the biographies and working methods of the presented photographers and how the exhibition came about. Well-founded first-hand information gives you an insight into the curatorial concept and positions the photographs artistically and historically.

    Location: f³ – freiraum für fotografie, Waldemarstr. 17, 10179 Berlin, Germany.
    Date: Every first Sunday of the month, 11 am

    Free admission | More information here.

  • FOTO-SPAZIERGANG I - Digital Multimedia Tour

    As we currently cannot meet for our FOTO-SPAZIERGANG as usual, we have developed a digital multimedia tour for you. With your smartphone, you have the opportunity to navigate through the Kreuzberg neighborhood SO36 at various stations on your own.

     

    You can access the FOTO-SPAZIERGANG I through the app Actionbound. With the help of personal stories, current and historical photographs, film clips and music from legendary punk bands, you can experience how Berliners organised themselves and actively and creatively shaped their lives.

  • FOTO-SPAZIERGANG – PHOTO-WALK

    How did Kreuzberg look like in the 1970s and ’80s? How did initiatives, organisations and residents shape the identity and history of the neighbourhood? What are the differences and similarities today?

     

    PHOTO-WALK I: The Resistant Neighbourhood of the 1970s / 80s and Today

    On the basis of selected places and stories, you will learn how this neighborhood was given its very own character over 40 years ago through self-determined action and organisations of various kinds. Contemporary testimonies and the use of current and historical photographs bring history to life!

     

    PHOTO-WALK II: The self-organised and socio-cultural neighbourhood

    What activities are there in Kreuzberg nowadays? How can we contribute more creatively and actively to the common life in the neighborhood? The PHOTO-WALK presents associations, initiatives, institutions and people who have been active in Kreuzberg for decades and who shape cultural life in the district.

     

    Both tours are self-contained, but together they give an overall picture of a special neighborhood also for Berlin. The PHOTO-WALKS are led by Andy Wolff. Andy was born in the neighborhood over 60 years ago and has been working at the Regenbogenfabrik children’s, cultural and neighborhood centre since 2006.

    The PHOTO-WALKS can also be viewed on our YouTube channel.

    Meeting place: f3 – freiraum für fotografie, Waldemarstraße 17, 10179 Berlin.

  • ORIGINAL XB – STORIES FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD

    Would you like to talk to us about your life? If you have lived in SO36 for many years, you have experienced how your neighborhood and everyday life have changed over the past decades. Which developments annoy you and what do you still like about Kreuzberg today? We are interested to hear your opinion and have a chat with you about it.

    Do you still remember the indifference of politics in the 1960s and the decay of the houses? In the 1980s the squatters and the IBA came, the Wall fell and Kreuzberg opened up. During the new millennium, the city decreed the unification with Friedrichshain. Then, the tourists came.

    And you? You lived right in the middle of it. Who did you gather with, where could the children play, where did you shop, hang out to a café, meet up with your friends? How is it like today? Can you still afford the rent of your flat and how are you doing in the Corona pandemic?

    Together with the Berlin radio journalist Margit Miosga, we would like to record your stories with a small camera and then compile them into a film about half an hour long. You choose the location of the interview together with Margit Miosga. There are no costs for you. In case it is needed  we will be happy to help you later to send these very personal recordings to your family, friends and acquaintances.

    The collected life stories will become part of the project XB-Lab – Kultur in Kreuzberg. If you would like to participate, please send us an email to: info@gfhf.eu.

    You can watch the first series of film-interviews on our Youtube channel and listen to them on Soundcloud.

  • FOTO-TALK: AUF DER COUCH

    The event FOTO-TALK: AUF DER COUCH (PHOTO-TALK: ON THE COUCH) offers background information on our current exhibitions. Four times a year, always on a Wednesday evening, guests from the field of politics, art and culture discuss current affairs and debate questions relating to the medium of photography.

     

    Venue: f– freiraum für fotografie, Waldemarstr. 17, 10179 Berlin

    Admission free | Further information here.

    You can listen to recordings of the FOTO-TALK: AUF DER COUCH on Soundcloud!

  • FOTO-WORKSHOP

    in cooperation with Mädchenladen of loyal e. V.

    How do I make the perfect Selfie? How can I take good photos – whether with a mobile phone or a SLR camera? How do I edit photos on a mobile phone or computer?

     

    In the FOTO-WORKSHOP, the photographer Alina Simmelbauer passes on her knowledge in a simple and playful way. The topics are determined by the participants. In the workshops we aim to find practical answers to everyday questions about photography.

    On four afternoons, girls from the age of 8 years old can join us to the Mädchenladen of Loyal e. V. The workshops are open and do not build on each other. Everyone is welcome to join in. All materials are provided. The participation is free.

  • FOTO-STUDIO

    What do you think of art and culture in Kreuzberg? What do you miss? What do you like? What can we change together? We would like to find out in our mobile FOTO-STUDIO.

     

    Become a Cultural Accomplice!

    We invited people in Berlin Kreuzberg into our mobile FOTO-STUDIO and asked them to reveal their ideas, their utopias and their criticism of art and culture in Kreuzberg in a short interview. With these ideas, created cultural offers for all Kreuzbergers.

    With a portrait photography – taken with professional photographers and made visible in the district – we wanted to give these ideas and utopias a face. Like-minded people in the neighborhood could meet each other and come together.

  • XB-Lab FOTO-HÖREN on SOUNDCLOUD

    On FOTO-HÖREN you can listen to the recordings of events at f³ – freiraum für fotografie. The journalist Margit Miosga (rbb-Kulturradio) and other presenters talk to guests from politics, art and culture offering background information about the current photo exhibition.

     

    FOTO-HÖREN about “The Illegal Image” with photographer OSTKREUZ Agentur der Fotografen Espen Eichhöfer in discussion with Felix Hoffmann, curator C/O Berlin.

    FOTO-HÖREN about “Climate Change” with climate activists Niklas Schinerl, Greenpeace, and Svenja Kannt, Fridays for Future.

    FOTO-HÖREN about “OST/WEST Berlin“ with photographer Nelly Rau-Häring.

    FOTO-HÖREN about “In [Un]Retirement” with publicist Barbara Sichtermann and sociology professor Simone Scherger.

    FOTO-HÖREN about “Are you already integrated, or are you still alive?” with Begzada Kilian and Ebru Taşdemir.

  • XB-Lab Youtube Channel

    On our Youtube channel you can find recordings of our events in the context of the project XB-Lab – Kultur in Kreuzberg.

  • FOTO-JAM

    Finally everyone should hear the funny story about your favourite photography? Do you have secret information about a photo that no one knows about, and would you like to tell it to us? You have written a song or a spoken word text for a photo that you want to present to an audience?

     

    In FOTO-JAM: OHREN AUF, HIER KOMMEN BILDER (FOTO-JAM: LISTEN UP TO THOSE PICTURES) we would like to learn more about your most beautiful, curious or complicated photos: Our guests have five minutes to inspire the audience. All aids are allowed – as long as they are entertaining! The evening will be moderated by Miriam Zlobinski.

    Want to see what is happening at FOTO-JAM? Have a look at the video!

    Location: f³ – freiraum für fotografie, Waldemarstr. 17, 10179 Berlin

    Free admission | More Information here.