District Berlin is a space for artistic and social experiments at the intersection of visual arts and other forms of knowledge production.

Since 2009, District has realized a multi-faceted program with the aim of creating an ongoing dialogue between artistic, curatorial, research, and educational practices. With a focus on contextualizing artistic practice in urban space, District develops collaborative and research-oriented formats for art in the expanded field. Grounded in feminist, queer, anti-racist and decolonial approaches, District explores the curatorial as a performative as much as analytic practice and probes new kinds of community.

In collaboration with local and international partners District realizes art projects, exhibitions, performances and interventions in public space, discursive formats, workshops, publications and artistic education.

Fostering discourse at the crossings of everyday life and global society, District takes up, researches, questions, and links ideas and politics in the interplay between bodies and urban space, infrastructure and desire, economy and performativity, history and imagination. Based on its decentralized location within the Berlin district of Tempelhof- Schöneberg, District deliberately offers a platform for the articulation of contemporary perspectives that develop important alternatives and lines of flight.


People & Community

District emerges from a growing, poly-vocal community of individuals, initiatives, and institutions that programmatically participate and contribute to District’s long-term maintenance as a laboratory for contemporary artistic-intellectual practices. Different forms of relation and emancipatory moments of friendship generate occasions to open up the present towards different perspectives and forms of knowledge through the means of art. With intersectional consciousness, District creates a space for critical dialogues and heterogeneous alliances, especially regarding queer, feminist, decolonial, and anti-racist politics and tests new forms of community.

Associated Artists, Curators, Researchers, and Collectives
Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro & Anaïs Héraud-Louisadat, Luis Berrios-Negron, Bryndís Björnsdóttir, Daniela Burger, Paolo Caffoni, Aïcha Diallo, María do Mar Castro Varela, Discoteca Flaming Star, Antke Engel, Danja Erni, Feministische Gesundheitsrecherchegruppe, Chiara Figone, Joerg Franzbecker, Ulrike Gerhardt, Karina Griffith, Ayşe Güleç, Azra Gül, Pieterjan Grandry, Emma Haugh, Stine Marie Jacobsen, Klassensprachen, Bettina Knaup, Katja Kobolt, Shanika Perera, Michaela Richter, Elske Rosenfeld, Occupational Hazard Project, Pınar Öğrenci, Shanti Suki Osman, Xandra Popescu, Johannes Paul Raether, Lorenzo Sandoval, Ferdiansyah Thajib, Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor, The Many Headed Hydra, Julian Weber, Yvonne Wilhelm (knowbotiq)

Associated Initiatives and Organizations
Alice Salomon Hochschule
Alpha Nova Galerie Futura
Archive Books
Institut für Queer Theory
Kunci Cultural Studies Center
Latvian Center for Contemporary Art
Lothringer13 Florida
Nida Art Colony

Partners & Support

At a supportive level, long-term collaborations and partnerships with District as a nonprofit organization are essential. Such a partnership exists with the Malzfabrik, which has institutionally supported District since its inception. The Malzfabrik provides District’s infrastructure, which finances the part-time positions of the core team and the rent of the office and exhibition spaces. The implementation of our program is largely enabled through public funds in the form of project grants and stipends, as well as through private foundations, donations, and sponsorings. For years we have had increasing success navigating competitive funding conditions, nonetheless this is and will continue to be characterized by fluctuations. Furthermore, it is often the experimental and disciplinarily entangled projects or those that arise from spontaneous necessity that wouldn’t be possible without the support of committed partners and sponsors because they don’t conform to the logic and timing of the public sector.

In order to make District possible as a place and as a community, many already make both small and large contributions. If you would like to belong to our supporters—whether as an individual, group, organization, or company—we’d be happy to speak with you personally about our different partnership and sponsorship possibilities.

We gladly accept donations to our account at any time (and are also happy to provide a donation receipt)

District gGmbH
IBAN: DE35 1004 0000 0330 3484 00
Verwendungszweck: Spende
Commerzbank Berlin

From 2019 onwards we are looking for a second institutional supporter, as District would like to create sustainable working conditions and also to expand—especially the implementation of cultural and political education as well as artistic research. The Malzfabrik’s long-term support is already secured, however it is no longer suffices to provide a stable and sustainable basis for our work.

Contact for partners and sponsors:
Andrea Caroline Keppler

Space for rent

We are looking for new neighbors.
Our Lichthof, a factory hall of 400 sqm, and a studio/office space of 60 sqm are available for short-term and temporary rentals. Further information can be found in our rental portfolio, which can be downloaded on the left.
If you are interested, please contact


By foot: Exit S-Bahn Südkreuz on the east side, exit Tempelhof. Walk under the overpass, past IKEA, and through the parking lots. Enter the Malzfabrik compound with its four tall smokestacks. By bus: From S-Bahn Südkreuz, take bus number 106 (direction Schöneberg/Lindenhof) to Eresburgstraße. The bus runs every 20 minutes.