Following the successes in Madrid and Turin, the travelling exhibition We-Traders. Swapping Crisis for City is now open to the public in the Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien in Berlin. The exhibition presents 24 initiatives from five cities, four manifestos, nine expert diagnoses of the crisis and invites visitors to make their own diagnoses with do-it-yourself statistics.
Our extensive event programme, which we developed together with the Berlin We-Traders and our guests from Madrid, Lisbon, Turin and Toulouse, is being given a boost by a number of local Berlin initiatives. Here are a few impressions of the first week of the Berlin exhibition:
RÜTLI-WEAR turns youngsters (and exhibition visitors during the opening) into producers.
Visitors engage with the We-Traders stands in the Berlin exhibition.
Tasting Berlin via the delicious elderberry sirup by Stadt macht satt (transl.: the city feeds you)
Matter matters: Berlin initiative DIE BODEN SCHAFFT produces high quality soil with their new speed composting method over the duration of the exhibition.
PITCHING SOUTH: Cultural actors from Spain and Latin America that reside in Berlin, exchange experiences and contact details in a Sunday session with our Madrid co-curator Javier Duero.
Great live performance in front of Bethanien: AKTION SET: CREATE VALUE FOR NOTHING Students of Weißensee School of Art, Berlin (Spatial Strategies MA) present a process-oriented production line.
All activities will be documented in the Workshop Library and travel on to the next We-Traders exhibitions in Lisbon and Toulouse.
There is still loads to come: you can find more information and all the dates on the We-Traders website and on the We-Traders Facebook page. To listen to an interview with my co-curator Angelika Fitz on Deutschlandradio click here. See you soon in Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien!
Photos are by Rose Epple if not otherwise indicated.
© Rose Epple, 2020