WerkStadt

Parkplatzpicknick
WerkStadt / Dirk Rose

Initiated by PACT as an independent EXPERIMENTAL working and meeting place in Essen-Katernberg, the WerkStadt is an open space where residents and community stakeholders can come together with national and international artists to explore, reflect and create local, regional, national transnational urban realities and VISIONS. All who come and go from the WerkStadt contribute to shaping and sharpening its profile as a lively community sounding board for social realities. Alongside a regular programme of scheduled activities, new projects continue to grow out of meetings of interests between local people of diverse backgrounds and artists and specialists in the fields of TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE. The WerkStadt’s profile remains flexible and is constantly questioned, tested and tuned.

WerkStadt
Viktoriastraße 5
45327 Essen

Contact:

Benjamin Melzer
Tel: +49 (0) 171.9766389
werkstadt@pact-zollverein.de

Caroline Wolter
caroline.wolter@pact-zollverein.de

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A project within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

In close cooperation with ›Arbeitskreis Kunst und Soziales‹ (art and social engagement working group): PACT Zollverein, Bürgerzentrum Kon-Takt, Institut für Stadtteilentwicklung, Sozialraumorientierte Arbeit und Beratung der Universität Duisburg-Essen (ISSAB), Jugendamt Essen, Stellwerk GmbH, Stiftung Zollverein (Zollverein mittendrin)

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WerkStadt
Photos ©: Christoph Sebastian

Call for Applications: WerkStadt Takeover

You are an artist, designer, musician or author from NRW and need a small studio where you can work for a while by yourself? You are socially engaged in the region and need a place where you can plan your activities? You come from Katernberg, Schonnebeck, Stoppenberg and need a space for your local projects? If so, we have just the space for you – a space where you can work, draw, write, script, program, photograph, compose, paint, plan or simply pause to think.

Schreibwerkstatt Teaser
Photo ©: Katharina Ley

Register for the Writing Workshop!

Welcome to the Writing Workshop 2.0! This year we are setting out from PACT Zollverein on writing excursions in the surrounding area. We will explore the north of Essen and write texts about extraordinary and everyday things that we encounter in Katernberg - or could encounter, because creativity is expressly welcome. So pack your notebooks and let your imagination run free!

From pigeons to prosperity - a visit to carrier pigeon breeder Joachim Skrzypczak

In response to the Corona lockdown, local neighbours and other interested parties exchanged information over a period of several months starting in April via the “Together at Home” digital neighbourhood meeting organised by the WerkStadt. The stories and reports they shared gave rise to the idea of making a short documentary about a special neighbour living in the north of Essen: Joachim Skrzypczak is a carrier pigeon breeder in Stoppenberg. Carrier pigeon racing is in his family. Like his father before him, Joachim has successfully bred pigeons for many years. The Corona crisis has brought about some changes and unfamiliar situations for Joachim too. You can hear him talk about these and more in this short film documentary.

Karte: Tipps & Tricks
WerkStadt

A MAP for KATERNBERG

Find local tricks and tips to master this challenging current situation in your neighbourhood! We have collected places that we want to support and marked beautiful places close to our hearts: important addresses, places to have a nice walk, offers for refugees and take away food form our favourite restaurants. Do you have further tips for us? Send them (with name, address, contact options) or suggestions for other categories via e-mail to werkstadt@pact-zollverein.de

WeltWerkStadt: Katharina Pelosi
Christoph Sebastian

Polyphone Parolen - Audio play by Katharina Pelosi

Sound artist Katharina Pelosi collected for her audio play statements and thoughts on everyday practices, experiences and strategies of resistance from more than 50 women and girls from the district of Katernberg which were subsequently transformed into polyphonic songs in cooperation with the Dortmund choir, Vocal Crew. Listen to the audio play (In German) on the WDR audiothek. Available until September 18.

Current Events
Past Events
Teaser Schreibwerkstatt
  • 13.10.20
  • 22.10.20

Writing Workshop Katernberg 2.0
For young people from 14-18 years old

Zusammen Zuhause
  • 27.05.20
  • Free admission

Together at home 
The digital neighbourhood meeting place

Zusammen Zuhause
  • 06.05.20
  • 13.05.20
  • 20.05.20
  • Free admission

Together at home 
The digital neighbourhood meeting place

Zusammen Zuhause
  • 29.04.20

Together at home 
The digital neighbourhood meeting place

  • 12.03.20
  • 23.04.20
  • Free admission

WerkStadt Studio /// CANCELLED

Zusammen Zuhause
  • 22.04.20

Together at home 
The digital neighbourhood meeting place

Zusammen Zuhause
  • 15.04.20

Together at home 
The digital neighbourhood meeting place

Stadtteil-Lunch
  • 09.01.20
  • 09.04.20
  • Free admission

District-Lunch /// CANCELLED

Zusammen Zuhause
  • 08.04.20

Together at home 
The digital neighbourhood meeting place

Zusammen Zuhause
  • 01.04.20

Together at home 
The digital neighbourhood meeting place

Welt-Werkstadt
  • 01.04.20
  • Free admission

World WerkStadt /// CANCELLED

Netz-WerkStadt
  • 10.03.20
  • 31.03.20
  • Free admission

›Network-WerkStadt‹ /// CANCELLED

WerkStadt für Kinder
  • 14.02.20
  • 20.03.20
  • Free admission

›Open WerkStadt for children‹
Open forum for the children of the neighbourhood

Kino international
  • 10.01.20
  • 13.03.20
  • Free admission

Cinema international // CANCELLED

Welt-WerkStadt
  • 04.03.20
  • Free admission

World WerkStadt
Lecture with Axel Braun

Netz-WerkStadt
  • 11.02.20
  • 03.03.20
  • Free admission

›Network-WerkStadt‹

WerkStadt-Studio
  • 09.01.20
  • 27.02.20
  • Free admission

WerkStadt-Studio

Sound On Vol. 1
  • 15.02.20
  • Free admission

SOUND ON – Vol. 1
Concerts and workshops with Amilli, Serious Klein, Raffi Balboa, Naina & Hoe__mies

Welt-WerkStadt
  • 05.02.20

Welt-WerkStadt
Audio play and talk with Katharina Pelosi

Netz-WerkStadt
  • 14.01.20
  • 04.02.20
  • Free admission

›Network-WerkStadt‹

Tag der offenen Tür
  • 18.01.20
  • Free admission

Open Day at the WerkStadt

WerkStadt
  • 14.12.19
  • 22.12.19
  • Free admission

Katernberg electric
DJ workshop with Yotam Schlezinger

WerkStadt Studio
  • 12.09.19
  • 12.12.19
  • Free admission

›WerkStadt Studio‹
Inventing, reading, film, writing and cooking studio

Lunch in der WerkStadt
  • 12.09.19
  • 12.12.19
  • Free admission

›Neighbourhood-Lunch‹

WerkStadt Kino
  • 08.11.19
  • 08.11.19
  • Free admission

Kids-Cinema & Cinema international
Cinema Friday at the WerkStadt for kids and grown-ups

WerkStadt
  • 06.11.19
  • Free admission

World-WerkStadt
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Ludger Pries

WerkStadt
  • 06.10.19
  • Free admission

›World-WerkStadt‹

WerkStadt für Kinder
  • 30.08.19
  • 27.09.19
  • Free admission

›Open WerkStadt for children‹
Open forum for the children of the neighbourhood

WerkStadt
  • 06.09.19
  • Free admission

›Car park picnic‹

Offene WerkStadt
  • 27.08.19 – 20.12.19
  • Free admission

›Open WerkStadt‹

›Solid Skills‹ Grand Opening Eröffnung WerkStadt
  • 04.05.19 – 30.06.19
  • Free admission

›Solid Skills‹
with contributions by Clarissa Akouala, Pascal Bovée, Lenio Kaklea, Katharina Pelosi, Barbara Raes and others

Schreibwerkstatt
  • 02.04.19 – 22.04.19
  • Free admission

›Writing Workshop with Pascal Bovée‹

WerkStadt Studio
  • 17.01.19
  • 28.02.19
  • Free admission

›WerkStadt Studio‹
Inventing, reading, film, writing and cooking studio

Roboter-Workshop
  • 19.10.18
  • 20.10.18
  • Free admission

›Technical workshop: Questions to a robot‹

Spieleabend
  • 15.09.18
  • 13.10.18
  • Free admission

›Lateral thinking: Art & Play‹

WerkStadt Wem gehört die Stadt
  • 06.10.18 – 25.10.18
  • Free admission

›Who owns the City?‹
Project and exhibition

Parkplatz-Picknick
  • 20.07.18
  • Free admission

›Car park picnic‹

  • 26.05.18
  • Free admission

Playful Commons
1/2/8 Research festival

Queerdenken
  • 21.04.18 – 14.07.18
  • Free admission

›Lateral thinking: Art + Play‹

Ideenwerkstadt
  • 17.04.18
  • 18.04.18
  • Free admission

›IdeaWerkStadt‹

Möbelbau-Workshop
  • 14.04.18
  • 15.04.18
  • Free admission

›Furniture making workshop‹

Das Gegenteil von Grau
  • 06.04.18
  • Free admission

›The city meets to talk‹ Film Screening + Open Discussion

Osterkonzert
  • 29.03.18
  • Free admission

›Easter Concert‹
Pelodum Acústico

Nähworkshop
  • 30.01.18
  • Free admission

›Sewing workshop‹

3D-Druck-Workshop 
  • 23.01.18 – 06.03.18
  • Free admission

›3D-Printing Workshop‹

Open Day
  • 20.01.18
  • Free admission

›Open Day‹

Pop-up-Tonstudio
  • 19.01.18
  • Free admission

›Pop-up-Tonstudio‹
At the Open Day

Katernberg blitzt auf
  • 09.09.17
  • Free admission

WerkStadt as a location at ›Katernberg blitzt auf!‹