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.



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OPEN/OCCUPY contains reactions to an Open Call to occupy Flutgraben studio house in 2018, interwoven with essays by central groups from the independent art scene in Berlin.

Open/Occupy is a direct response to the ongoing process of gentrification in Berlin. The struggle and worry of losing one’s living and working space is enhanced on a daily basis. Open/Occupy believes that the city needs artists because art generates critical knowledge and creates community; art offers alternative visions of the future through experiential forms of discourse; art promotes open-mindedness towards the unknown and the potential of becoming. Together we work towards strategies of civic empowerment, motoring social change, sustaining Freiräume/open spaces and creating a new solidarity-based politics of space.

Collected by Mikala Hyldig Dal
Design by Pascal Stodieck

The printed books have been subjected to handmade interventions;
they are unique copies in an edition of 500 (hand-numbered).