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!

  • XB-Lab FOTO-HÖREN AUF 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.

  • 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-TALK: AUF DER COUCH

    The event FOTO-TALK: AUF DER 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.

     

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

    Free Admission | Further information here.

    Recordings of the FOTO-TALKS: AUF DER COUCH are available on Soundcloud!

  • FOTO-SPAZIERGANG 

    How did Kreuzberg look like in the 1970s and 1980s? How did initiatives, organisations and residents shape the identity and history of the neighbourhood? What differences and similarities are there today?

    FOTO-SPAZIERGANG I The Resistant Quarter of the 70s / 80s and Today

    On the basis of selected places and stories you will learn how this area acclaimed its very own character over 40 years ago through self-determined action and different organisations. Contemporary witness stories and the use of current as well as historical photographs make history come alive!

    FOTO-SPAZIERGANG II The Self-organised and Socio-cultural Neighbourhood

    What activities are there in Kreuzberg today? How can we contribute more creatively and actively to the common life in our neighbourhood? The FOTO-SPAZIERGANG presents associations, initiatives, institutions and people who have been active in Kreuzberg for decades and enrich the cultural life in the district.

    Both walking tours are self-contained, but together they form an overall picture of a special district also for Berlin. The FOTO-SPAZIERGÄNGE are conducted by Andy Wolff. Andy was born in the neighbourhood more than 60 years ago and has been working in the Regenbogenfabrik children’s, cultural and neighbourhood centre since 2006.

    Dates:

    Sunday, 26 April 2020, at 2 pm as Video-Stream.

    Sunday, 31 May 2020, at 2 pm as Video-Stream.

    Sunday, 14 June 2020, at 2 pm FOTO-SPAZIERGANG I on site.

    Sundays, 28 June 2020, at 2 pm FOTO-SPAZIERGANG II on site.

    Further dates:

    FOTO-SPAZIERGANG I The Resistant Quarter

    Sundays 12 July, 9 August, 8 November 2020 at 2 pm.

    FOTO-SPAZIERGANG II The Self-organised and Socio-cultural Neighbourhood

    Sundays 26 July, 11 October 2020 at 2 pm.

    Meeting point: f– freiraum für fotografie, Waldemarstraße 17, 10179 Berlin.

    Free entrance! Want to take part? Send us an email at: info@fhochdrei.org.

    For questions and further information feel free to contact us: Dimitra Maragkaki, dimitra@gfhf.eu.

  • 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.

  • 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 and pedagogue Alina Simmelbauer shares her knowledge in a simple and playfully way. The topics are determined by the participants. In the workshops we try to find practical answers to the everyday questions around photography.

    On four afternoons girls from 8 years on can come to the girls shop of loyal e. V.. The workshops are open and do not build on each other. Anyone can take part, all materials are provided and the workshop is for free.

    Topics of the FOTO-WORKSHOP are:

    YOUR SELFIE
    Thursday, 26 September 2019, 4:30 – 8 pm 
    How do I make a good selfie? How do I take great photos of myself or others? What is a Selfie, what is a portrait? We playfully learn how to move in front of and behind the camera.

    PHOTO TRAVEL
    Thursday, 10 October 2019, 4:30 – 8 pm 
    We go on a discovery journey and explore our surroundings with the camera. Together we will be looking for good motives, which we can capture. Afterwards we select the results and see how we can make them even better with image editing.

    PHOTO DISCO
    Thursday, October 24, 2019, 4:30 – 8 pm 
    Dancing, music and fun! How can we photograph a party when everyone is moving fast while dancing? How can we take fascinating pictures when it’s dark? We learn to paint with light.

    DREAM PHOTO
    Thursday, 31 October 2019, 4:30 – 8 pm 
    What is your favourite photo? What have you always wanted to photograph? How can we put that on a photo we dream of? Together we find ideas for pictures and transform them into expressive photographs.

    Ort: Mädchenladen von loyal e. V., Reichenberger Str. 21, 10999 Berlin.

     

  • 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 invite people in Berlin Kreuzberg into our mobile FOTO-STUDIO and ask them to reveal their ideas, their utopias and their criticism of art and culture in Kreuzberg in a short interview. With these ideas, we would like to create cultural offers for all Kreuzbergers.

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

    We will be happy to answer your questions unter dimitra@gfhf.eu oder 030 60 40 77 18.

  • FOTO-AUSSTELLUNG (Photo Exhibition)

    We regularly present a FOTO-AUSSTELLUNG (Photo Exhibition) at f³ – freiraum für fotografie. The previous exhibition Ident•i•gration – Home and identity in a globalized world asked questions about identity and migration in our world.

     

    The photographers Schmoo Theune and Susann Tischendorf presented to us sixteen people from various generations and with very different life stories. They used hybrid narrative forms, from photography, texts through to archive material. Through their lives they tried to answer what identity and homeland can be in our globalized world.

    Exhibition: 27 April – 6 June 2019
    Location: f³ – freiraum für fotografie, Waldemarstr. 17, 10179 Berlin
    Wed – Sun 1 – 7 pm

    Free admission | More information here.

  • XB-Lab Youtube Kanal

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