Staatskunst Pioniernutzung Repräsentation

  • 08/20/2019//Scent Club: 18:00–22:00, Meetings to the topic "Smell". More information at
  • 08/21/2019//Joga Session with Sun Seeker e.V.: 18:00–19:30, more information at
  • 08/21/2019//Chor of Statistics: 18:00–20:00, more information at
  • 08/22/2019//Dance Workshop in the bumper car: 19:00–21:00, more information at


From May to December 2019, STATISTA will be testing whether working in the spirit of the Commons is an option today, even within the context of city development. With the aid of ten distinct playing fields, STATISTA will generate artistic prototypes for a civil society built on collective principles.

Temporary usage, in this case, does not lead to gentrification, but to a form of urban renewal that is to the benefit of all. A Statecraft of the future.



Honeybees, under threat of extinction, enter a symbiosis with algorithms to generate BeeCoin. With the aid of the ECSA Network, BeeCoin is further developed as an alternative currency that can bind commitment and cooperation to digital tokens. BeeCoin can thus establish itself as an alternative currency between groups and places. Decision-making processes can be linked to BeeCoin, unpaid engagement acquires lasting value, cultural capital is no longer bound to individual actors—and the value production chain ends in something more than just higher land value. Instead of honey, the value of the coins is index-linked, in analogy to the gold standard, to bees’ current health and welfare: temperature, kinetics, and population sizes all come to rank in our ecologically coded value criteria.

A cooperation between Economic Space Agency (ECSA: Erik Bordeleau, Pekko Koskinen, Theodor Wilson), hiveeyes (Clemens Gruber), KUNSTrePUBLIK (Harry Sachs, Matthias Einhoff, Philip Horst) und Moabees (Bärbel Rothaar, Elisa Dierson, Katja Marie Voigt)


An experimental framework allows Labor K3000 to pursue solutions for revitalizing the HdS House A façade, allowing for a plurality of usages, from the perspective of multiple species, beyond humans alone. Animals as spatial producers and urban actors are the topic of Labor K3000’s conversations with experts in nature conservation, biology, architecture, construction, and urban development, featuring in a documentary film due to premiere in autumn 2019. The project title is a reference to Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous house, Fallingwater, which, while designed to make the most of its dramatic natural setting, actually preferred to ignore interspecies relationships.

A project by Labor k3000 (Brian Karp, Franziska Zahl, Kolja Vennewald, Marion von Osten, Peter Spillmann)

Musterhaus der Statistik

A former bumper car facility is designated the “People’s Own Society Motor” (VEGB, in German, plays on the acronym for production companies in the former GDR)—a self-built, self-run, and multifunctional community setting. The new city and domestic furnishings put the stamp of collective authorship on public space: from the expanded living room to the district workshop, from a retirees’ ballroom to a hip-hop temple, from a marketplace to a skater parcours. Drawing on available HdS resources, old doors and windows are turned into an open façade, and dust-covered ceiling lamps into brightly lighted halls. The result is a synaesthetic model of one floor: a model of the HdS in miniature.

A project by openBerlin (Johannes Dumpe, Konrad Braun, Rocco Zühlke) und KUNSTrePUBLIK (Harry Sachs, Matthias Einhoff, Philip Horst)


With its rooftop signage ‘ALLESANDERSPLATZ’ (AltogetherDifferent Square), STATISTA voices the HdS demand for a new kind of city setting.

By virtue of the HdS experiment, the ongoing redevelopment of Alexanderplatz is called into question: is the master plan that has been pursued for two decades now truly sustainable? Can an urban space which stands at the very core of future developments be defined merely by the optimal placement of high-rises, without any clear investment in diversity or inclusivity?

The HdS is where the master plan for Alexanderplatz is defined anew. How to send signals that help consolidate the neighborhood community? Which parameters must an „Allesandersplatz“ embody for today’s utopias to become tomorrow’s realities?


raumlabor launched the Statistics Choir under the direction of Bernadette La Hengst. It welcomes anyone in the neighborhood (or further flung parts of Berlin) who likes to sing. The choir is an artistic medium that literally gives voice to the processes of change underway at the HdS and, at the same time, offers a novel way to address urban issues such as rent raises and tenant displacement. Work will begin early summer, on a spatial structure that both underscores the fragile relations between the choir and the general public, and counters the raw atmosphere of the HdS construction site with microcosmic spatial situations.

A project by raumlaborberlin (Andrea Hofmann, Frauke Gerstenberg, Markus Bader) and Bernadette La Hengst.

Upcoming choir rehearsal: 12 June, 6PM – regular rehearsals every Wednesday as of 7 August.
Performances during STATISTA presentation week: 11 & 13 September
The choir will in the best case continue to exist, long-term …



The presentation week culminates in an international conference. The invited participants are involved in independent projects to proactively shape urban space and specific neighborhoods. Discussions revolve around long-term prospects for artistic-participatory interventions in public space. Instead of showing art in public space.

German + English




13 SEP, 10–21 Uhr / 10 am–9pm 
Arbeitstreffen mit  / Working sessions with Campus in Camps, CATPC,  MACAO 

14 SEP, 10–13 Uhr / 10 am–1 pm 
Arbeitstreffen mit  / Working session with Nachbarschaftsakademie Prinzessinnengärten

14 SEP, 14—18 Uhr / 2—6pm 
Präsentationen von / Presentations by Campus in Camps, Cercle d’Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise, ExRotaprint, MACAO
Anmeldung / Registration:
Ab 19 Uhr Abend Arbeitstreffen mit / From 7 pm evening working session with Planbude

15 SEP, 10–13 Uhr / 10 am–1 pm
Arbeitstreffen mit  / Working session with ExRotaprint

15 SEP, 14—18 Uhr / 2—6pm 
Präsentationen von / Presentations by Chto Delat, Nachbarschaftsakademie Prinzessinnengärten, Planbude,  ruangrupa, Sakakini Cultural Center
Anmeldung / Registration: 
Ab 19 Uhr Abschlussrunde / From 7 pm concluding session 

16 SEP, 10–21 Uhr  / 10 am–9pm 
Arbeitstreffen mit  / Working sessions with Chto Delat, Sakakini Cultural Center,  ruangrupa


Download full conference programme


Chor of Statistic

Every Wednesday 6–8 pm

Meeting point: Werkstatt Haus der Statistik, Karl-Marx-Allee 1, Berlin

Information at:


Scent Club

18:00–22:00, Meetings to the topic "Smell". More information at


Joga Session with Sun Seeker e.V.

18:00–19:30, more information at


Chor of Statistics

18:00–20:00, more information at


Dance Workshop in the bumper car

19:00–21:00, more information at


Workshop Sensing Bees


The artist and beekeeper collective Moabees offers a visit at the beehives who live and work at Haus der Statistik. Sensors and processors which are installed in the hives collect data showing the development and well-being of the bees, along with our human senses of sight, sound and scent. In this workshop we will take photos in the surrounding of the hives, using a bee camera and the photochemical technique of Cyanotype (blue print). The bee camera imitates the composite eye of the bee. Cyanotype uses ultra violet light (sunlight) which the bees can see, whereas it is usually invisible for the human eye. We will also collect and use artefacts of the building and inner courtyard which had been abandoned for many years.

Limited number of participants,
registration at moabees(at)

German / English

Meeting place:
Werkstatt Haus der Statistik, Karl-Marx-Allee 1, 10178 Berlin.


Dramatische Republik

17:00–22:00, more information at


Dance Workshop with Ini Dill

18:00–20:00, more information at



19:00, Haus der Statistik, Karl-Marx-Allee 1, Berlin.

Entrance to all events is free.

19:00–20:00 performance: Voices – first recording
inaugurating the neighborhood choir, a project by raumlaborberlin, in collaboration with 
Bernadette La Hengst
(Location: begin at Haus A)
in-depth presentations with participants, visiting experts and STATISTA artistic directors
Language: English & German. Mind diverse locations.
Beecoin, presented by KUNSTrePUBLIK, Hiveeyes, Nascent, Moabees
Proposing a decentralized economic organization, an experiment of governance for the care of bees and their environment.
(Location: Haus D //  Language: DE)
STATISTA Coin & Musterhaus der Statistik, presented by ECSA & openBerlin
Musterhaus der Statistik, itself an organizational experiment, becomes a platform for a big question: how can new technologies help render governance at Haus der Statistik transparent and accountable?
(Location: Courtyard //  Language: EN)
Ishtar, presented by Nascent, Penny Rafferty, and guests Simon Denny & Harm van den Dorpel
An in-house critical model for STATISTA, a “passivity oriented” microeconomy, and an attempt to reinvent current models of digital participation.
(Location: Werkstatt Haus der Statistik //  Language: EN)
ALLESANDERSPLATZ & Unser Leben 2020, presented by image-shift & anschlaege
Introducing two STATISTA playing fields both propagandizing an alternative vision for Alexanderplatz.
(Location: sidewalk outside Haus A (in case of poor weather: Werkstatt Haus der Statistik  @21:00) //
Language: DE (whispered translation: EN)

fallingwild, presented by Labor k3000
A test façade, a documentary film and a public sculpture propose creative politico-architectural solutions for the complex needs of various species inhabiting the HdS.
(Location: Haus A //  Language: DE (whispered translation: EN)

21:00-21:20 audio performance: Schneider TM
a sonic portrait of Beecoin
(Location: Haus D)
22:00-22:20 audio performance: Schneider TM
a sonic portrait of Beecoin
(Location: Haus D)
22:00-23:59 DJ FRZNTE
(Location: Courtyard)



Hier entstehen Beiträge von Studierenden der Europa Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) & Institut Kunst im Kontext – Universität der Künste Berlin. Thematischer Schwerpunkt: „Verstetigung als künstlerischer und stadtpolitischer Prozess“. Dies in Form von einem Glossar, Interviews, FAQs, (Miss-)Erfolgsszenarien u.a.m. ...