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April 15, 2019

Everything You Need To Know About 10 Years In beta

On 27 April, we're throwing a big birthday bash to celebrate our 10 years in beta and shape a utopian future together with our community. Wondering what UtopiaX means, what you'll find in The Zen Zone and which artists are exhibiting in the The Basement? Here's what we've got lined up for you at our 10 Years in beta party!

The Garden

We're getting started early on 27 April, setting pre-party vibes in The Garden from 4pm on. With live music from our favourite bands, interactive workshops, and games, we'll welcome the sunset in our backyard and prepare for the night ahead. Thanks to our friends from Pilsner Urquell, we'll greet the first 250 of you with a free beer, so make sure to come on time! For all hungry tummies, we'll have outdoor grill and street food trucks to keep you well-fed. Here's the complete timeline for our little festival in The Garden:

The Garden
16:00 - 21:00 Food Trucks & Bar
16:00 - 21:00 Games (Hula hoops, Poi, Jenga Tower and more!)
16:00 - 20:00 Live Mandala Painting with Sebastian Olivares
16:00 - 19.00 VR Experience of the old betahaus by KAROLabs
16:00 - 18:00 Humanist reading with Amaury Bouquet
17:00 - 18:00: beta Band (live)
17:15 - 18:00 Yoga with Arrivé Yoga
18:00 - 19:00: Speech & Cake
19:00 - 20:00: Ducks! (live)

The Club

From 8pm on, we'll open The Club where the DJ booth and the dance floor will turn into our playground. We've invited experimental dancers to open the dance floor and have prepared a friends-only crazy-cool lineup for the night. We'll be mixing botanical cocktails with Fritz Kola and inviting you into our Photo Booth Room so you can take home some silly photos from the night. In The Club, you will also find The Balloon Room, our special installation made by Iggy Kowalczuk and The Zen Zone which will be our chill spot for the night. Check out the timeline in The Club and learn more about The Zen Zone below.

The Club
20:00 - 22:00 Dj Niggo
22:00 - 22.30 AinTheMachine
23:00 - 01:00 Michal Vagner
01:00 - 03:00 Asia

The Zen Zone
18:00 - 19:00 Cacao Tasting with moruga cacao
19:00 - 21:00 Tea Ceremony with Thirsty Moon

The Happiness Corner
16:00 - 22:00 Sign Up for Special Prizes
17:30 and 18:30 Tours Around betahaus l Neukölln

Make sure to join our Facebook Event and RSVP on Eventbrite, so we can put your name into our Happiness Jar. This birthday bash is all about our community, and together with our partners we've prepared a special Prize Draw.

The Basement

Throughout the whole night, you will find the rooms of The Basement filled with art pieces from our favorite Berlin-based creatives. From illustrations to paintings to wooden sculptures and installations - we've made sure to host an inclusive Berlin-like mix of all things art. Let us introduce to you to some of the artists, who you will meet down in The Basement:

Illustrations, Paintings & Interactive Art

Let us first introduce to you three girls, who love playing with forms, lines and grids.

Saskia Fresh (Saskia Arany-Lucas) is a visual artist, based, born and raised in Berlin (which makes her an –so-called– “Ur-Berliner“) In her works she explores the positives and negatives, perfection and imperfections and what and where can they lead to?

Kalindi Valeur is a french illustrator turning modern routines into fairy tales. She describes herself as ‘’magic, poetic, fantastic and a little bit of a freak.’’

A simple line can create an amazing piece of art if you just let it be and don’t stop its movement. Larisa Mamonova is a Berlin-based visual artist from California. Her recent artworks are dedicated to exploring contour drawing in a form of spontaneous lines.

Crazy Muppets & Wooden Sculptures

Have you met .. the Softblobs? Since moving back to Berlin from the US, Gesine Krätzner has been making strange creatures out of fabric that she calls Softblobs. They are cute, random, and they'll be waiting in The Basement if you want to try playing around with them.

Sharing the same room with Gesine we'll have ilan katin, creating a special mural with a projection and sound effects. ilan is a Berlin based artist who currently makes non-figurative drawings, occasionally collaborates with musicians doing live visual performances, and sometimes ventures into the creation of installations.

From toys made of fabric, we’re moving onto wooden sculptures. Matt Danko knows how to bring wood to life and does it amazingly in his free time. In The Basement, he’ll show his latest furniture pieces and sculptures.

In the same room as Matt, you’ll find Lisa Büscher, who has prepared for us a hyper realistic sculpture presentation that gives it the touch of the extreme, surrealistic and absurd. She de- and reconstructs and reorganizes human bodies like Utopia does society.

Photo & Video

In our Photo & Video room you will find works from Colette Pomerleau and Ocean.Now.

Colette is a Berlin-based creative working in photography, art direction and set design. Through her visuals she explores intimacy and anonymity. The space that falls somewhere in between.

Ocean. Now! is a collective that accelerates ocean protection. They work with different types of art to motivate our society to protect the Ocean -Now!

We're also very happy to have the Copenhagen Catalog coming all the way from the Techfestival in Copenhagen. The beautifully designed 150 posters with principles for a more human(ity)-centered direction for tech will hang on our walls, reminding us about the future we want to see coworking and tech developing in the upcoming years.

Outside Art

In the early afternoon, based in The Garden, you’ll meet Amaury BOUQUET. He’s a Berlin-based French artist from Saint Maur des Fossés, who has a background in social innovation and loves to play with symbols in his works. At 10 Years in beta, he’ll do his special Humanist Tarot readings from 4-6pm.

Parallel to him, also in The Garden, Sebastian Olivares will be painting live a special Mandala created for betahaus. Sebastian is a Berlin-based visual artist who specializes in painting mandala murals and has painted murals in Germany, Chile, Australia and Thailand.

The Total Makeover Stand

We think this one speaks for itself. If you need a little glitz or glitter to get you into the party spirit, come early and we'll do the rest.

Our Partners

Last, but not least, special thanks to our lovely partners who are helping us making this event happen.
Pilsner Urquell and Fritz Cola for the drinks, Emmy, Drivy, FrameRight, CoffeeCircle, Dream Facilitation, DAESK , moruga cacao and BioWine for supporting our Prize Draw and our media partners from Silicon Allee, ASK HELMUT, Creative City Berlin and TechCode.

We’re excited to see you guys at the party! If you haven’t already, don't forget to get your tickets here. And if you’re curious about being a member, click here for more.