Founded in 2009 on the grounds of the historic Malzfabrik, District Berlin offers an interdisciplinary think and work space for the collaborative intersection of art and other fields of knowledge.
Located within a social, cultural and historical diversity of urban environments in the Tempelhof-Schöneberg area, an important focus of District’s cultural program is laid on the shared exploration of current developments out of this defined local situation and on the contextualization of contemporary artistic practice in urban space.
To discover the politics, communities and narratives of our surroundings and to facilitate artistic and interdisciplinary projects to investigate, involve, intervene in and re-interpret these neighbourhoods is an important aim.
The grounds for District’s activities are defined by an interest to think the art space as place, where concerns, critique and ideas can be expressed and negotiated. Artistic experimentation and research is here linked with the effort to create environments which could accommodate for different modes of engagement with necessary change towards more sustainable and fair ways of living.
Collaborating with local and international cultural producers, other organisations and different audiences, District produces art projects, exhibitions, discursive and performative formats, workshops, interventions and performances in public space as well as educational activities.