As betahaus founders, we knew our move to Rudi-Dutschke-Straße 23 was going to be an adventure. What we didn’t anticipate is just how we’d find ourselves reliving many of the same emotions that we felt when we first started betahaus. The excitement and uncertainty that comes with opening a new space is all too familiar, but this time, there’s one big difference: we’re asking all of you to come with us.
Things have been crazy lately – we’ve felt it too. Our house is under construction. Things are getting shuffled around. Our move out date approaching on 31 August. All of this, and we know setting up our new space won’t happen overnight! We’ve also found the best ideas are born during times of transition. We could get stressed or we could get creative, so we’re choosing creative. Here’s what we’ve come up with to make the transition into our new space a little bit nicer:
We’re opening our own Pop-up location in Berlin! Between 27 August - 31 October, you can work from the betahaus | Pop-up @ Köpenicker Straße 154-157. Located along the Spree in central Kreuzberg, our Pop-up will be two floors of beautiful industrial space with enough Flexdesks for all of our Club and Pro Members*. We’ll set the space up with everything you need to keep working with us while we get our space at Rudi-Dutschke-Straße 23 move-in ready.
Our betahaus | Pop-Up is still being setup, but here's a sneak peek at what some of the other rooms in the building look like.
One Coworking is an app that lets you work from anywhere. During this transition, we’re offering members a One Coworking voucher that will allow you to work from any of our 12 partner locations in Berlin for 9 days for FREE. Stop by the Front Desk for your code!
This move has been a challenge in many ways, but it’s also been very inspiring to get back in touch with the experimental mindset that we started out with. We may have more resources, experience, and proof of concept than we had ten years ago, but it’s also been an important reminder: no matter how far we think we’ve come, we will always be in beta.
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.
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.