Auszeichnung
künstlerischer Projekträume
und -initiativen

NOrthEurope

(the same GLEICHSCHALTUNGSMATRIX formerly known as..) WestGermany Büro für postpostmoderne Kommunikation

2005
Skalitzer Straße
133
Berlin
10999

KNICK-KNACK TO THE FUTURE Concept Store Performance von copy & waste, 2015, Foto: Stephan Kallage

„White Wash“, mit Astrid Busch, Alexandra Schumacher, Kym Ward, 2014, Foto: Stephan Kallage

Foto: NOrthEurope/WestGermany, Stephan Kallage

Foto: NOrthEurope/WestGermany, Stephan Kallage

Every hour one puts into the project will be missed in your own practice. Project spaces are significant to counter the institutions and their market-oriented curated productions. They still have the ­capac­ity to foster artistic practices and communities, but also to be resistant to general tendencies and trends. Perhaps project spaces are now what once were the underground and the avant-garde.In the early years, we were not thinking so much about accessibility to our exhibitions and events in a physical sense of venues without elevators or events without translation, but also in a digital sense. For many years, our online magazine hadn’t been accessible for screen-readers for people with poor vision or the blind, or keyboard navigation for people with mobility issues, for example. Getting there was a journey, and I think we would now start from a more accessible place. I would want local politicians to make their funding applications more accessible, not only in terms of able-ism, but also in terms of all forms of discrimination, e.g. proof of citizenship, applications having to be written in German. I wish that they would give a universal basic income to everyone (not just citizens), open their borders, and make healthcare free, free for everyone.Ein großes Problem stellen natürlich die steigenden Mieten und die drohende Verdrängung von nicht gewinnorientierten Räumen aus der Stadt dar. Es wäre ­schade, wenn Fördergelder zum großen Teil an Vermieter fließen.