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Double Feature: 1. Jennifer Aksu, Invisible Playground; 2. Lutz Henke, Visit Berlin

10. June 2021  @ 19:00 21:00 CEST

Jen­nifer grad­u­at­ed in Urban Cul­ture, Soci­ety and Space and co-found­ed invis­i­ble play­ground, a net­work for play­ful pub­lic spaces. The last 12 years she has been work­ing at the inter­sec­tion of urban space, art and trans­for­ma­tion. Jen­nifer con­sults, accom­pa­nies and empow­ers peo­ple and organ­i­sa­tions from the arts, cul­ture and city coun­cils in times of trans­for­ma­tion: togeth­er with them she works on civic par­tic­i­pa­tion, place­mak­ing, val­ue ori­ent­ed net­work­ing, play­ful learn­ing and dig­i­tal com­pe­ten­cies. Jen­nifer focus­es on co-cre­ation and impact ori­en­ta­tion. Her meth­ods are root­ed in game and expe­ri­ence design, user ori­en­ta­tion and strate­gic impact inves­ti­ga­tion. This is still very new but at the same time reward­ing for city mak­ing spheres—provably.

Lutz Henke is a cura­tor and cul­tur­al sci­en­tist (M.A.) from Berlin. He is Direc­tor Cul­ture of vis­it­Ber­lin where he is devel­op­ing inno­v­a­tive for­mats and pro­grams since 2016. His stud­ies in Frank­furt (Oder), Buenos Aires and Berke­ley, focused on urban stud­ies, art, sub­cul­ture and con­tem­po­rary his­to­ry. As the chair­man of the Kreuzberg art orga­ni­za­tion »Arti­tude e.V.« he direct­ed the exhi­bi­tion space and for­mer secret reserve »Sen­at­sre­ser­ven­spe­ich­er (SRS) Berlin« till its demo­li­tion in 2014. He has been curat­ing and man­ag­ing art projects which deal with art and the pub­lic domain since 2001. He has real­ized pub­lic art­works and inter­ven­tions in Berlin and world­wide in close col­lab­o­ra­tion with the artists. His cura­to­r­i­al prac­tice as well as his research focus­es on spa­tial prac­tice and the­o­ry, mem­o­ry and remem­brance, aes­thet­i­cal inter­ven­tions and fron­tiers in their diverse appear­ances. Henke has been invit­ed to give talks and class­es on urban aes­thet­ics, art, cul­ture and his­to­ry at var­i­ous insti­tu­tions world­wide. His writ­ings on these sub­jects have been pub­lished in var­i­ous books, cat­a­logues or oth­er media outputs.

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