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October 8, 2013

Artful interventions and cultural hacks by PoDojo

On 27 April, we're throwing a big birthday 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!

Wondering what got born in the innospace on our 4th floor in November 2012?

Back in the summer last year, Stefan Haas was just holding the workshop about Cultural Hacking when he met Catherine, the girl with the same interests as he has - the passion for artful interventions and cultural hacks which improve the world of work. Since then they've been developing the community and blog to share stories with like-minded change makers and business pranksters. In November 2012 they initiated the PoDojo learning community of fearless Product Owners at the betahaus | Berlin which is growing since then.

Why such a name?

The mission of PoDojo is to create the “place of the way” - dōjō - to experience and learn the skills of product ownership. Here you will find regular training events, weekly Product Owner chats with practitioners about things related to agile product discovery, planning, development and product ownership.

The main PoDojo events which take place at betahaus are 3 days of intensive workshops, where product owners gather to learn the art of being an agile product owner which is far beyond just Scrum. Here you will experience what it takes to lead a team with the vision towards developing great products over the long term and with purpose. When you'll join the training, you'll be exploring customer needs iteratively and with empathy, sustainably, flexibly and fast - while having fun! Being a part of a specialised community is priceless, and therefor participants have a priceless chance to broaden their skills via being part of the #PoDoJo Sensei community network.

Did the story get you?

Check out more on www.podojo.com and visit us for the upcoming free event!

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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.

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.


In our Photo & Video room you will find works from Collette 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!

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.

Throughout the day ilan katin will be putting the party vibes onto a mural, specially created for betahaus. He's a Neukölln-based artist with experience in visual work, both static and performative, graphic design, illustration, comics, installations, animation and live video.

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.



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, Moruga and BioWine for supporting our Prize Draw and our media partners from Silicon Allee, ASK HELMUT, Creative City Berlin and TechCode.

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