Next Stop Culture

Next Stop Culture connects creatives, ecologists, biologists, artists, philosophers and other experts with professionals from the club scene to generate new concepts and develop new business models for a sustainable and biodiverse future of clubbing and culture.

Next Stop Culture
Co-Hosted by Clubcommission Berlin
Workshop
14.00-18.00, 25 January 2023

@ transmediale & CTM Festival
@ Re:mise
Köpenicker Strasse 18, 10997 Berlin

Next Stop Culture is the second event of Club Futures.
Club Futures is an international laboratory with the aim of developing new future-oriented perspectives for the club and cultural scene.

Next Stop Culture explores the yet to be unlocked potential of unused mobility spaces in Berlin to develop concepts for new cultural spaces and to envision new typologies and patterns for a culture-powered sustainable urban development.

Next Stop Culture workshop takes place at the club Re:mise, Köpenicker Strasse 18, 10997 Berlin.

Organizer

Clubcommission Berlin and Hybrid Space Lab are inviting international experts from public transport, the tech industry, urban development, investors as well as nightlife stakeholders.

Event

transmediale is an annual festival that brings together international artists, researchers, activists, and thinkers with the goal of developing new outlooks on our technological era through the entanglement of different genres and curatorial approaches.
transmediale is one of the most important events for art and digital culture worldwide.

Event

CTM Festival connects multi-perspective experiences, critical reflection, hedonism, and collaborative learning via a yearly festival and continuous collaborative projects, publications, commissions, concerts, club nights, and more.

Venue

The club Re:mise is located next to the Sage Restaurant in the Köpenickstrasse 18 in Kreuzberg, Berlin. In June 2011 Remise, an empty building, was converted into a club.

Kulturbahn
versus
Culture Ban

Workshop

Next Stop Culture explores the yet to be unlocked potential of unused mobility spaces in Berlin to develop concepts for new cultural spaces and to envision new typologies and patterns for a culture-powered sustainable urban development.

The workshop’s aim is to investigate how no-longer used spaces of the mobility infrastructure can be integrated to create high-quality cultural
unthought-of, discovery-filled urban spaces. Overlooked and forgotten places, currently blind spots in the city atlas, are to be brought into public awareness, reclaiming a new spotlight. This goes together with developing transport spaces multifunctionally, socially, and culturally for the benefit of all – also to counteract the disadvantages of functionally separated and fragmented urban structures.

At a time when inner-city cultural spaces undergo enormous pressure, it is important to also foster culturally active and resilient places on the outskirts of the city. Therefore, not only spaces in the city center but also spaces outside the S-Bahn ring that are well connected by public transport, are to be considered. As such, the project focuses on Berlin’s environmentally friendly rail network with its radial and ring structure, which has been – and should remain – the basis for the city’s development.

Next Stop Culture workshop outlines ideas for cultural acupuncture as catalysts for culture-based urban development. With the claim of a cultural (re)appropriation of public space, such catalysts aim to further develop mobility infrastructures as lived community spaces and cultural places of encounter and exchange.

With the goal to imagine space provision for the different cultural needs of the diverse urban society, and to formulate concepts for innovative environmentally friendly cultural projects, the workshop develops visions for cultural spaces of possibility for a new urbanity.

Various qualitative typologies of mobility spaces are considered: no longer in use office buildings, locomotive sheds, workshops, warehouses, spaces under elevated railway viaducts, unused tunnels and underground stations, compensation areas, retention spaces and others.

The workshop engages and activates a broad range of ideas, inviting radical cultural repurposing of such unused spaces. For example, the workshop could explore the possibilities of culture-filled wagons moving along disused train tracks, interacting in manifold ways with the neighborhood they stop by at – be they in the form of travelling exhibitions, wandering clubs, artists workshops or live music sets


Ideas are to be developed on how remotely viewed and accessed digital tools can help blurring divisions between local and global audiences as well as culture creators and how such cultural use could go hand in hand with the ecological upgrading of spaces. The workshop also speculates on the potential of technologies such as VR or AR, for example, for reviving lost music venues and spaces in former mobility spaces such unused underground stations or depots.

At the same time, the Next Stop Culture workshop explores process-oriented methods, such as temporary cultural projects, Field Labs and Digital Twins, which investigate experimental forms of the production of coexistence.

As pioneering settings to further develop the city culturally, and to protect Berlin’s long-lasting and flourishing cultural landscape, the workshop aims at envisioning spaces of cultural reclaim – integrating cultural performances as natural sequences in the flow of urban mobility.

Artificial Intelligence

Next Stop Culture experiments with Artificial Intelligence to generate future visions enabling a groundbreaking method for creating concepts.

Opening

Remco Schuurbiers, Artistic Director, Managing Director CTM Festival, Berlin

Welcome

Flint Neiber, Director club Re:mise, Berlin
Lutz Leichsenring
, Press Officer Clubcommission Berlin, Partner VibeLab, Berlin

Introduction Lecture & Moderation

Prof. Elizabeth Sikiaridi, Prof. Frans Vogelaar, Hybrid Space Lab

Blinera Berisha, Member Zentrum Raum e.V., Berlin
Linda Dudacy
, Curator & Program Director NEW NOW – Festival for Digital Arts, Berlin
Huong Tra Duong,  Free Open Air Initiative at Clubcommission Berlin e.V., Berlin
Manuel Ehlers, Head of Sustainable Property, Triodos Bank, Berlin
Aliata Fana, Costume Designer, Berlin
Edmundo Galindo, Research Associate CityLAB Berlin, Ideation & Prototyping Lab, Technologiestiftung Berlin, Berlin
Florian Gemmrich, Director of Community, Fotografiska Berlin, Berlin
Thor Hagedorn, Co-Founder of Diasporic Arts Alliance, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Berlin Music Commission, Co-Founder of W3b Lab Berlin, Rapper, Singer, Producer, DJ, Eventmanager, Berlin
Felix Hahn, Conceptual Designer and Owner of Communications Agency Fluct, Berlin
Elias Hermann, Board of Directors, Zentrum Raum e.V., Berlin
Peggy HochstÀtter, Deputy Chairwoman SPD Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg District Assembly (BVV), Berlin
Yann-Olivier Kersaint, Geographer, Stiftung fĂŒr Kulturelle Weiterbildung und Kulturberatung: Berliner Projektfonds Urbane Praxis, Berlin
Laurine Irmer, Board of Directors, Zentrum Raum e.V., Berlin
Philipp Kahn, Curator, AI Researcher, Berlin
Leo Katlwasser, Group Patashnik, Berlin
Anne Kruse, Regional and Urban Planner, Research Associate CityLAB Berlin, Technologiestiftung Berlin, Berlin
Gregor Kusche, Management Klunkerkranich, Berlin
Samantha Laguna, Group Patashnik, Berlin
Lutz Leichsenring, Press Officer Clubcommission Berlin, Partner VibeLab, Berlin
Jacob McPherson, Creative Director and Founder, Cement Creative, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Caroline Nevejan, Chief Science Officer, City of Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Ottavio Paponetti, Architect, Berlin
Daniel Plasch, Board Member Clubcommission Berlin, Managing Director RSO.BERLIN, Berlin
Jette SchwÀrmer,  Projectmanager, Clubcommission Berlin e.V., Berlin
Robin Schellenberg, Board Member Clubcommission Berlin e.V., Co- Founder Klunkerkranich, Board Member United We Stream, Berlin
Julia Sohl, Board of Directors, Zentrum Raum e.V., Berlin
Pia Steinhardt, Interior Designer, Founder pinkful, Berlin
Geoffrey Vasseur, Business Management, Spreekultur GmbH, Initiative Musik GmbH, Berlin
Marlen Voigt, Zirkus Mond, Berlin
Isabelle Vuong, Designer, Facilitator of Foresight Processes, Art Curator, Lausanne, Zurich, Berlin
Valentin Wedde, Group Patashnik, Berlin
Sebastian Zimmerhackl, Creative Technologist & Disruptive Memetician, Berlin

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