We-Traders in Berlin

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:


06_Sandra Le Damany

photo: Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien / Sandra Le Damany

RÜTLI-WEAR turns youngsters (and exhibition visitors during the opening) into producers.

03_Bernhard Ludewig

photo: Bernhard Ludewig

Visitors engage with the We-Traders stands in the Berlin exhibition.

05_Bernhard Ludewig

photo: Bernhard Ludewig

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.

07_Pitching South

photo: Goethe-Institut

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.

09_Performance kw_Foto Rose Epple

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.

10_Bernhard Ludewig

photo: Bernhard Ludewig

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.

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