Edition 4

The Dinner 2022

Edition 3

Intervention 2021

Edition 2

Blind Date 2019

Edition 1

Open Call 2018

OPEN/OCCUPY started as a response to ongoing processes of gentrification in Berlin. The curatorial collective of the house regards gentrification as a power structure of domination, spatial and intellectual. Developing strategies of resistance, we share our collective spaces in Flutgraben artist house with activists from elsewhere. We seek to break up monocultures into landscapes of genuine diversities; create new narrations of social desire; expand and interweave human, social and natural ecologies: everything that breathes and breeds undoes and relearns. We bring attention to the local, to the neighbor, in the growth of future communities.


Edition 1

Open Call 2018

Did you get gentrified out of your studio?
Can you not afford or find a new work space?
Unregulated gentrification is currently forcing artists out of Berlin. In the “Cultural Capital of Europe” 80% of the city's artists live on the poverty line. The Berlin Senat only spends 5% of its cultural budget on the independent art scene. While artist fees and teaching salaries are stagnating below minimum wages, rent for housing and studios has multiplied. Flutgraben Kunstfabrik is the biggest remaining artist-run studio building in Berlin. For our Open House this year we invite evicted and spaceless artists to use our 250 sqm central hall as their workspace, exhibition gallery, event location -whatever comes into your mind- for the duration of one week 20-26 August.

Artists & Groups

Allianz bedrohter Berliner Atelierhäuser, Ronald de Bloeme, Roland Boden, Beat Brogle, Mikala Hyldig Dal, Frank Eltner, Olaf Holzapfel, Boris Joens & Matthias Wyder, Clement Layes, Dirk Lebahn, Seraphina Lenz, Axel Lieber, Christl Mudrak, Silvia Oucogne & Seiji Morimoto, Micha Otto, Rilaben, Pascal Stodieck, raumlabor_berlin, Tilo Riedel, Wolfgang Schlegel, Henning Schmidgen & Andreas Rötzer, Caro Suerkemper, Nicole Schuck, Ute Ringel, Juliana Volberding, Barbara Wille, Renate Wolff, Allianz bedrohter Berliner Atelierhäuser...