HH & B — Stories from Hamburg on Art, Work and City Politics


Haben und Brauchen and bbk would like to invite you HH & B Stories from Hamburg on Art, Work and City Politics Friday, 14 February 2014, 7 pm Projektraum des Flutgraben e.V. Am Flutgraben 3 12435 Berlin www.flutgraben.org In Hamburg, art and city politics are closely interwoven with an activistic scene that opposes the instrumentalisation of culture in the splitting up and parcelling out of the city. These protest movements – against the International Bauausstellung (International Architecture Exhibition) and the Internationale Gartenschau (International Garden Festival) in Wilhelmsburg, against the demolition of the Esso-Häuser in St. Pauli or the gentrification taking place in the Schanzenviertel around the Rote Flora – are perceived far beyond Hamburg’s city limits. Projects like ‘Park Fiction’, the ‘Gängeviertel’, or ‘Not in Our Name, Marke Hamburg’ have enjoyed popularity and experienced encouragement in Berlin. In addition, the platforms ‘Recht auf Stadt’ (Right to a City) and ‘Es regnet Kaviar’ (It’s raining caviar) are building new alliances between city politics and art practice. We wish to discuss these topics in relation to the state of affairs in Berlin with: Andreas Blechschmidt, city activist Christine Ebeling, artist and Speaker of Gängeviertel Britta Peters, curator Christoph Twickel, journalist and author Moderation: Kathrin Wildner, metroZones Bar and snacks during the entire event, musical finale starting 11 pm: T-INA Darling will present a conceptual DJ set comprised of songs about the situation of low-income renters. With friendly support of the Senatskanzlei – Cultural Affairs. In cooperation with the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein. — “HH & B” is the public commencement of an intramural weekend retreat involving Haben und Brauchen (To Have and To Need) and the berufsverband bildender künstler berlin (bbk). The retreat will be dedicated to the conception of a long-term process of dialog, between agents within the art scene and the Berlin Senate, that will focus on the situation and future of the production and mediation of contemporary art in Berlin. The event will be held in German. We offer individual whisper translation into English to those interested. Should you desire translation, please submit a request by Tuesday, 11 February 2014, at the latest at info@habenundbrauchen.de.