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what is our spieltrieb?

Being cobbled together from different regions and fields of activity, the idea to gather in an association (eingetragener Verein, “e.V.”) came up in November 2016. With some members’ subcultural activities going back in time over a decade, we felt the call to give our projects a platform and to promote them by creating a unionunit for our common interest – the promotion of arts and culture.

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what is going on right now?

Since 2008, most of us are permanently engaged in a broad variety of social and cultural projects, collaborations and cooperations. Kollektiv Spieltrieb consists of urban activists, artists, event-organizers, researchers, curators and mediators. We have realised roundtables, workshops, festivals and conferences; established an international network of changemakers; worked with bottom-up scenes; designed university research programs; prototyped free space models; and advised local governments in shaping free space policies. As a connector, we aim to increase international visibility, empower knowledge exchange, and catalyse local solutions for the participative development of self-organized cultural spaces and their integration in urban policies. In the following remarks you find a specified collection of our ongoing projects.

Space of Urgency

Space of Urgency is a global network that stands for the protection and realization of self-organized space for cultural experiment. The ongoing research will be presented during the Space of Urgency exhibition in collaboration with Q21 at the museumsquartier in Vienna in spring 2021. Space of Urgency is a collaboration with the Department of Social Design - Arts as Urban Innovation of the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

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`Free Space Policy Assignment` - Municipality of Amsterdam

In 2019, team members Liese Kingma, Arno Bouma and Lucas Counter of the Space of urgency research were asked to write an advice for the departments of Bureau Broedplaatsen and Ruimte en Duurzaamheid for the Gemeente Amsterdam´s `Free Space Policy` development taking place from 2019-2022. Find the link to the report below!

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Model Space Project

Model Space Project- Transforming public space into a non-commercial event stageThe Model Space project was a large-scale scale study aimed to build the groundwork for meeting Berlin’s current coalition agreement promise to “develop spaces in the public sphere which can be non-bureaucratically used for non-commercial open air music events and parties.” Find the link to the report below!

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Techno Bike

Together with our cooperation partner Tonverleih GmbH, we are very proud to be involved in the development, promotion and utilization of the famous Techno Bike.

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Studio db

Our headquarter: here we hang out, have ideas, meet up and have fun. We are developing it as a place for storage, workshops and all kinds of small events.

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wanna participate?

Got curious or even inspired? Join us! Together we can do great things! By becoming a supporting member you can enhance your scene activities by joining our network. We are aiming to form a strong community with a clear voice, promoting art and culture, inspiring and getting inspired, doing what we love!

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yes, we cooperate

A team is nothing without its members. Here a short overview of partners we actively collaborate with