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Christoph Fahle
March 14, 2010

Das betahaus wird bald 1

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!

Startupweekend Berlin, DMY Preview, D:School Workshop mit George Kembel, Noite de Forro, Tangoabend, SMW Open Design Workshop, WMP Fashionflohmarkt, Politischer Tweetup mit Tim Renner und Björn Böhning. Wir waren auf Motor FM, 3sat, Arte, in Italien, in der taz, in der Schweiz und irgendwie auch in LA.  Dazwischen Termine von Immobilienfirmen, Kreativforschern, Stiftungen und anderen Coworkingbegeisterten. Dass wir am Montag spontan nach Fürth gefahren sind und aus der Quelle Insolvenzmasse Rollwagen, Whiteboards, Kantinenstühle, Schränke, Tische und eine Spülmaschine geholt haben, hat den Aktivitäten der letzten Wochen die Krone aufgesetzt. Ein Bisschen fühlt es sich schon wie der Endspurt vor unserem großen Jahrestag an, denn am 10. April feiern wir unseren einjährigen Geburtstag.

 

 

 

Die Fakten sehen bei uns derzeit so aus: Im betahaus arbeiten jetzt 130 Menschen, in Hamburg eröffnet im Juni zunächst ein betalab, in Zürich braut sich auch langsam etwas zusammen. Die Immobiliensuche ist in der Eidgenossenschaft allerdings eine etwas größere Herausforderung als in Berlin. Unser guter Hausgeist Daniela ist aktuell in Lissabon und sie ist nicht die Einzige, die dort unbedingt ein betahaus eröffnen möchte. Sie scheint dort auch schon etwas zu bewegen.

Neben den fast schon Pinky & Brain artigen Ausbreitungsaktivitäten eröffnen sich fast automatisch täglich neue Herausforderungen. Wenn man genauer hinschaut ergeben sich drei Fragen für die nächste Runde betahaus.

  1. Wie funktioniert ein betahaus in einer anderen Stadt / einem anderen Land?
  2. Wie legen wir den nächsten Gang ein in der betahaus Community?
  3. Wie schaffen wir neben einer digitalen open source Produktionsstätte noch eine Reale?

Das probieren wir nun aus. Mit Hamburg, Zürich und Lissabon testen wir, wie die betahaus DNA in einer anderen Umgebung funktioniert. Im Berlin fängt die Community langsam Feuer. Wir spielen Grillanzünder. Ebenfalls in Berlin geben wir demnächst den Startschuss zur betahaus Open Design City (blogpost coming up). Die tagline für 2010 sähe in etwa so aus: platform, incubator, ideas, fablab, content, Zum Schluss noch ein konkreter Ausblick auf die nächsten Monate:

  • Am 10. April feiern wir mit all unseren Freunden Geburtstag. Einladungen dazu gehen bald raus. In der Woche danach geht es los mit der Open Design City.
  • Die Gewinner des Startup Weekends Berlin ziehen bei uns ein. Wir schauen mal, was wir tun können
  • Im Juni eröffne das betalab Hamburg in St. Pauli
  • Große bevorstehende Events: DMY Berlin, betahaus WM Studio, Wordcamp Deutschland 2010 , Coworking Week 2010,
  • Late Autumn: Geeks on a plane Tour ins SV
  • Und der ganze Rest, der sich spontan so ergibt.

Well then. Markiert euch erstmal den 10. April und glaubt an gutes Wetter. Sincerely yours Team betahaus

Weitere Information auf unserem Kalendar!

From 8pm on, we'll open The Club where the DJ booth and the dance floor will turn into our playground. We've invited hip hop and pole dancers to open the dance floor and have a friends-only crazy-cool lineup planned for the night. We'll be mixing botanical cocktails with Fritz Cola 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 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
21:00 - 22:00 Hip-Hop Dancers
22:00 - 22.30 AinTheMachine
23:00 - 01:00: Michal Vagner
01:00 - 03:00: Asia

The Zen Zone
(to be announced): Cacao Experience with Moruga Cacao
19:00 - 21:00: Tea Ceremony with Thirsty Moon

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.

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:

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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