Der ehemalige und seit Jahren brachliegende Freizeitpark Spreepark Plänterwald in Berlin wird im Juni/Juli 2012 zum Kunst- und Architektur Camp. Ende Juni wird der Park u.a. für ein paar Tage für die Öffentlichkeit geöffnet. Das Projekt „Kulturpark – Abandoned Amusement Park Public Art Project in Berlin“ kann noch bis Ende April bei Kickstarter unterstützt werden.
Wem die Geschichte des Freizeitparks interessiert, der sollte sich unbedingt die Dokumentation Achterbahn: Die Plänterwald Story anschauen, lohnt sich!
Kulturpark—a public art project investigating an abandoned amusement park in Berlin—announces its Kickstarter initiative
BERLIN, Germany―March 21, 2012―A collaborative of over 30 Berlin and U.S.-based visionaries are thrilled to announce Kulturpark—an innovative public art project that will investigate an abandoned amusement park in East Berlin. In June 2012, Kulturpark will explore these recent ruins as a place for creative exchange, site-specific art, urban design, historic memory, social connection, and public imagination. Today, a Kickstarter initiative has been officially launched to support the project. Kulturpark will bring together artists, creatives and communities from Berlin and beyond to experience these shared imaginations for future possibilities for this magical jungle of broken thrill machines.
Kulturpark’s June program will include a three-week Creative Camp, Kultur-Exchange program, and four-day Public Opening. The Creative Camp (June 1 – 21) will unite Berlin-born and based visionaries–artists, architects and creatives–to produce collaborative site-specific works, using the park as a studio, site, and grounds for collaborative exchange. The Kultur-Exchange (June 22 – July 1) will host students and groups from the US and Germany for lectures and workshops, and host a design charette developing a proposal for the park’s future. The Kulturpark project will conclude with a four day Public Opening (June 28 – July 1) that will open the park to local/international audiences, coinciding with the last four days of the 7th Berlin Biennale. An online archive will share this public research on the park’s past, presense, and future with the world.
The team of visionary artists and creatives from Berlin were chosen from an international open call and selected by a Berlin-based and international panel of cultural leaders, architects, and artists. Kulturpark artists are working across creative media including architecture, sculpture, photography, performance, music, food, new media and more. Kulturpark artists will spend three weeks working in the amusement park as an outdoor studio, creating site-specific works that respond to the park’s unique history, overgrown ecologies, and contemporary presence in personal and cultural memory. Many projects will be interactive investigations that use the public opening as an opportunity to create research into a new kultur for public space and creativity in the 21st century.
In addition to the creation and exhibition of new, site-specific artworks and performances, Kulturpark will include a two-day conference led by graduate students from Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programs on the topic of Occupations past and present. A urban development master plan developed in collaboration with the Urban Arts Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design will present research and possibilities on the park’s future. Included in the Kultur exchange program is a group from Provisions Library in Washington, DC, who will source information from the project to apply to the development of The Dupont Underground, an abandoned train station in the center of Washington, DC’s Dupont Circle–resulting in a comparative exhibition at Goethe-Institut DC.
Bilder: anipic / Kulturpark