Posts Tagged ‘offline sharing’

Wärmehalle_session 1_Hosting Grenzen-Los! initiative

Our first format at ZK/U location Wärmehalle (Heated-Hall), imagined as a series of dialogues and interviews inside the warmed kiosk, hosted local initiative Grenzen-Los! , organization dedicated to political education of youth through theatrical expression.

Wärmehalle is reference to historically relevant but almost forgotten cultural phenomenon of shared heated spaces. At the beginning of 20th century, facing rather poor housing conditions and significant amount of homeless people, Berlin authorities decided to provide collective spaces in which anybody can hang-out with the cup of coffee and newspapers (of course for free). More than just solidarity act and social space for many citizens in the winter time, Wärmehalle became place of micro-exchanges and social interaction.

With the central question What is the Wärmehalle of today? we will host local initiatives, social entrepreneurs and heroes from Moabit in order to discuss modalities of social cohesion, novel knowledge-exchange formats and current social turbulence caused by real-estate pressure.

After chat with the Grenzen-Los ! we decided to make together a theatre-piece that is going to be performed around the kiosk this summer.


03 2013

JUKEBOX_CuratingYouTube.net_session 3

As a part of the series Jukebox, we had a chance to host (CYT) that explores Web 2.0 phenomena on example of YouTube. Using special curatorial grid as a tool for selection, CYT presented topic ‘StreetSounds’ mixing variety of street musicians, road-movies and political protests.

Results will be packed on our offline-server in the form of a short video that shows principle beside CYT but also serves as a tutorial for future home-use.


10 2012


Last session of Kinoautomat hosted Juan and Matthias, randomly chosen from the pool of candidates. They watched Argentinean movie B.Aires-Solo por Hoy (2001). Check out what they said:

‘’Watching a movie in the smallest Kino in Berlin was an interesting experience, yet the size of the space was not the only remarkable aspect of the event. The facts that the walls enclosing the kiosk are completely transparent enable people from outside to peep in, thus making you feel like you are in a fish tank. Even if nobody is looking or even walking by you are still tempted to take a quick glance over your shoulder from time to time. Another feature that I think is worth mentioning is the possibility to make quick comments about the movie without having to worry about disturbing anybody else which is something you can only usually enjoy at home. Overall, watching a movie in such a setting was a good experience and I look forward to the next Kino night.’’ (Juan)

‘’Beside unusual setting and quite diverse movies selection, the most interesting thing was getting to know temporary movie-mate. That experience, different than in conventional cinema, gives possibility to comment together, to chat over boring scenes, to get a beer after cinema. I have been lucky that from very beginning my cine-mate and me get into ‘home atmosphere’, meaning putting legs on the table, eating popcorns and stopping movie to go to toilet. And just to remind you, all this in the public space in the centre of Berlin. Hard to believe! ‘’  (Matthias)


08 2012

JUKEBOX_play your music in public_session 1

Do you remember the old school Jukebox that gave the unique opportunity to play your favourite songs in hotels, clubs and video arcades. Nowadays, Jukeboxes lost the battle with the over-individualized music services and devices.

But what would happen if we would place Jukebox principle in public space and anybody could play its song from the mobile device using K67_Urban Router’s offline-cloud?

Yesterday, we invited random pedestrians to contribute with top song(s) of the day, which became part of a playlist downloadable only at the kiosk.

JUKEBOX is completely run by Raspberry-Pi (credit-card sized Linux computer, $25)

Come and pick-up some music !


08 2012

U R offline now !

Ones you enter K67_Wlan network on-site  you are automatically offline. But dont worry, it does not hurt.

We have plenty of services in our offline-cloud.


08 2012

DeadDropDog_opening preview by Aram Bartholl

Site specific intervention
Material: Dog & Flashdrive
Dimensions: 25x60x65 cm
Aram Bartholl 2012 / for K67_Urban Router

If you hang out at K67_Urban Router try to spot Ray and play with him. If you are nice and he likes you try to find out what kind of files he is carrying. It s recommended you have a Leckerli at your hands ! Based on DeadDrops


08 2012