Jakob Wirth

Collectives

On this page, I link all the collectives I am part of, because my artistic and activist practice is highly intertwined with them. Most of my projects, works and interventions are produced in collaborations, or are literally produced as collective.
I love the power, intelligence, dissent and creativity of collectivity and I am convinced that it´s an important why of gaining resilience and resistance against the hegemonial positions in our society – so thanks to all the people I work with, I am deeply grateful to work with all of you!

Kollektiv Raumstation

Kollektiv Raumstation (space station) is a source of impuls for questioning, mediating, enlivening, playing with the urban space and making it a place for exchange and shared experiences. 

We work with experimental methods, artistic-activist interventions and activating processes. The focus is on the role of the residents – as everyday experts, as addressees and starting points for changes.

Urbane Liga

The Urban League is an alliance of young, committed city-makers who want to be actively involved in the design of their cities. The Urban League is a project hub, think tank and learning platform for unconventional participation formats. 

It is connected to the german ministry of interior, building and community and frequent hearings are taking place, where the Urban League presents its suggestions to the state secretary.

Operation Himmelblick

“Operation Himmelblick” wants to transform a Berlin prefabricated roof (Plattenbaudach) into an open space. This should offer space for different, as yet unimagined, socio-cultural and everyday uses. In the densely populated city, a new oasis of encounter and get-together will emerge, which operates independently of commercial use and is open to the immediate neighborhood, interested parties and residents! At the moment we are looking for a prefabricated building with potential for the construction of a roof terrace that gives a clear view of the sky.

Stadt von Unten

The initiative “City from below” evolved out of the neighbourhood fighting against gentrification and sell out of the working and living spaces. 

We work on basic and concrete models that can create and secure affordable living space in the long term and at the same time open up new real imaginations. 

Based on our experience in urban policy practice in Berlin, since 2014 we fought against privatization. Since then we have been working on a prototype for urban development with a long-term perspective from below – for a tenant city, developed by the tenants: Self organized and communal.

Die Blaue Blume e.V.

The Blue Flower (Blaue Blume) is a non-profit cultural project and experimental living community. It offers a platform, which supplays different possibility for interested people to organize events in order of their interests and needs. Apart their are some frequent formats, like repair cafés, urban gardening, neighborhood meetings, etc., to invite people, bring them together and to sensibilize on emancipatory topics. 

The Blaue Blume has also a history of urban politics and squatted different plots within Friedrichshafen until it arrived at their current place. It was also engaged in the founding of a new party to support a shift in the local politics.

Arterias Urbanas

Artistic Collective – based in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Since its foundation around 10 years ago, it’s building up a strong network of cultural alternative actors. One of our main objective is to decentralize the culture and to reach out to the periferic neighbourhoods. 

We works interdisciplinary and builded up a strong net of local artists and social practitioners as well as international collaborations.

We test the boundaries of institutional and DIY-artistic production and fight for an better standing and valuation of the artistic and social production in Santa Cruz de la Sierra.

WIK Kollektiv

An collectives of performance art, which stays anonymous which is able to realize interventions on the edge of legality.

We are always open for new members and ideas about interventions which embraces   a counter-hegemonic perspective and practice. Write us under wik_kollektiv@posteo.de.