Apartment Project e. V.
gr_und e. V.
Horse & Pony
New Theater / TV Bar
Raumerweiterungshalle / Selbstuniversität e. V.
singuhr e. V.
The Institute for Endotic Research
It’s hard to look back on the last ten years and not get distracted by Co-Vid and the massive interruption that has caused in all aspects of life. But generally, Berlin is getting more expensive, no news there: There are less store fronts perhaps to rent for a project space than there used to be. Facebook is no longer used as an announcement tool. Do young people still flock to Berlin?
The Network is a fundamental organization in the artistic landscape of Berlin. Without the Network, many of the support structures that have been built in recent years simply would not exist. Unionizing has always been problematic in a sector like the art sphere where the construction of the worker has been historically based on the idea of the author, and therefore the ego. In order to achieve change, cooperative models like the Network are a must. The challenge is how to create belonging from difference.
It just makes my heart sing. Despite all that, I believe in art, but I guess it is about time to find new ways (again).