Founded by the artist collective KUNSTrePUBLIK e.V., ZK/U (Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik) is a laboratory for inter- and trans-disciplinary activities centered on the phenomenon of “the city”.

ZK/U promotes international exchange on global issues, in the light of what is happening in one’s own backyard.
It has opened its doors in August 2012 , in a former railway depot on the edges of Berlin‘s largest inland port, Westhafen and is offering artistic and research residencies of 2–8 months duration for art production at the interface of urban research.