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Christoph Fahle
May 26, 2009

DMY @ betahaus

The time has arrived. Es ist wieder DMY. Nachdem das betahaus letztes Jahr mangels Räumlichkeiten und ausgereiften Konzept zum DMY in die Arena gekommen ist (siehe hier hier und hier), kommt der DMY dieses Jahr zu uns ins betahaus.

Das internationale Design Festival Berlin läuft vom 3. bis 7. Juni 2009 und wir sind seine Extension. Während sich die Hauptausstellung in der Arena am Treptower Park befindet, haben wir im betahaus nicht nur selbst eine kleine aber feine Exhibition vorbereitet, sondern auch noch drei weitere Ausstellungen ins Haus geholt.

Zusammen mit CreateBerlin haben einen speziellen Zendome auf unserem Parkplatz geparkt, der vom 3.-7 Juni die Gewinner des gemeinsamen Grafikwettbewerbs von Zendome und CreateBerlin präsentiert.

Im betahaus café zeigen die Ontwerpers aus Rotterdam den "clean room chair" für Laptop-Arbeiter, zusammen mit dem "Schreibzeugkasten" für mobiles Arbeiten von ding 3000. Unsere hauseigene Designerin Tonia Welter stellt ihre USB Jewellery aus - Accessoires für die digitale Bohème.

Ebenfalls im EG befindet sich die Arduino Austellung kuratiert von Shintaro Miyazaki. Er präsentiert eine Reihe interaktiver Objekte wie das "Airpiano" (Omer Yosha), "scan&see" (Akitoshi Honda) und die romantische Arbeit "united-pulse-remote intimacy" (Julia Werner). Den Spass dürft ihr nicht verpassen: die Airpiano-Performance am Donnerstag 4.6. um 20h im betahaus café!

Last but not least können wir dank der enthusiastischen Zusammenarbeit und Unterstützung von CreateBerlin und unserem Vermieter ORCO-GSG die Ausstellung "Made in Berlin 09" zeigen, die zuletzt auf der Möbelmesse in Mailand zu sehen war und auf dem DMY Festival eins der Highlights zu sein verspricht!

Und hier noch mal der Timetable im Überblick:

Mittwoch (03.06.09)

10.00 - 20.00 Uhr: Alle Ausstellungen (im EG des betahaus und im Zendome)

Donnerstag (04.06.09)

10.00 - 20.00 Uhr: Alle Ausstellungen

17.00 Uhr: Vernissage Zendome (Grillen vor dem betahaus)

19.00 Uhr: Vernissage "Made in Berlin 09" (Weitergrillen vor dem betahaus)

20.00 Uhr: Air Piano Performance

22.00 Uhr: dmy startparty @ betahaus (Groundfloor und Draußen. Die Party auf Facebook)

Freitag (05.06.09)

10.00 - 20.00 Uhr: alle Ausstellungen

18.00 Uhr: Buchpräsentation + Talk„Governance der Kreativwirtschaft – Diagnosen und Handlungsoptionen“(Bastian Lange, Ares Kalandides, Birgit Stöber, Inga Wellmann (Hg.))

19.00 Uhr Buchpräsentation“Erfolgreich als Designer – Designrechte international schützen und managen”(Joachim Kobuss, Alexander Bretz)

Samstag (06.06.09)

10.00 - 18.00 Uhr: alle Ausstellungen

Sonntag (07.06.09)

10.00 - 16.00 Uhr: alle Ausstellungen

Weitere Informationen über unsere Events hier

In addition to the betahaus locations, we've formed a close relationship with some of the world's best coworking spaces. With your betahaus membership, you can work from any of our partner spaces for 1 day per month.

Coworking Spaces in Europe

Republikken // Copenhagen, Denmark // Vesterbrogade 26, 1620 København V, Denmark

Le Laptop // Paris, France // 6 Rue Arthur Rozier, 75019 Paris, France

Le Laptop - Coworking Paris

utopic_US // Madrid, Spain // Calle de la Colegiata, 9, 28012 Madrid, Spain

utopic_US - Coworking Madrid

Nest 71 // Saravejo, Bosnia & Herzegovina // Milana Preloga 12, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Nest 71 - Coworking Bosnia & Herzegovina


Toolbox // Milan, Italy // Via Agostino da Montefeltro, 2, 10134 Torino, Italy

Edspace // London, England // Block D, Hackney Community College, Falkirk St, London, UK

Bios // Athens, Greece // Pireos 84, Athina 104 35, Greece


CoWorx // Kristiansand, Norway // Markens Gate 8, 4611 Kristiansand, Norway

CRU – Loja / Cowork // Porto, Portugal // Rua do Rosário 211, 4050-524 Porto, Portugal

SPARK // Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina // Bleiburških žrtava, Mostar 88000, Bosnia & Herzegovina

StartUp Armenia Foundation // Yerevan, Armenia // 0019, 1 Marshal Baghramyan Ave, Yerevan 0019, Armenia

Tøyen Startup Village // Oslo, Norway // Hagegata 23, 0653 Oslo, Norway

Tøyen Startup Village - Coworking Oslo

Smart Coworking // Prague, Czech Republic // Václavské nám. 806/62, 110 00 Nové Město, Czechia

Smart Coworking - Coworking Prague

Lighthouse // Tel Aviv, Israel // HaHaroshet 14-16 Ra'anana, Tel Aviv, Isreal

Lighthouse - Coworking Tel Aviv

Coworking Spaces in North America

Fueled // New York City, USA // 11, 568 Broadway, FL 11, New York, NY 10012, United States **Maximum 3 Days


Capital Factory // Austin, USA // 701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701, United States

Público // Mexico City, Mexico // Puebla 403, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Coworking Spaces in South America

Area Tres // Buenos Aires, Argentina // El Salvador: El Salvador 5218, C1414BPV CABA, Buenos Aires, Argentina // Soho: Malabia 1720, C1414DMJ CABA, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Area Tres - Coworking Buenos Aires


HubBOG // Bogota, Colombia // Cl. 98 #18-71, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia

HubBOG - Coworking Bogota

Coworking Spaces in Asia

CIT // Taipei, Taiwan // 10452, Taiwan, Taipei City, Zhongshan District, 玉門街1號

CIT - Coworking Taipe


Of10 // Mumbai, India // Prudential, Ground Floor, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076, India


Kibar // Jakarta, Indonesia // Jl. Prof. Moh. Yamin No.1, RT.7/RW.5, Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10310, Indonesia

Midori.so // Tokyo, Japan // Midori.so Nakameguro: 3 Chome-3-11 Aobadai, Meguro-ku, Tōkyō-to 153-0042, Japan // Midori.so Nagatacho: 2 Chome-5 Hirakawachō, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 102-0093 // Midori.so2: 3 Chome-13 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 107-0062, Japan

Midori.so - Coworking Tokyo

Launchgarage Innovation Hub // Manila, Philippines // Level 2, Industria Mall, Circulo Verde, Calle Industria, Bagumbayan, Quezon City, 1110 Metro Manila, Philippines

Coworking Spaces in Australia

Independent Studios // Melbourne, Australia // 39/40 Porter St, Prahran VIC 3181, Australia

Coworking Spaces in Africa

Urban Station EGYPT // Cairo, Egypt // 2 Wadi El Nil Mohandeseen, Cairo, Egypt

Urban Station EGYPT - Coworking Cairo

Nairobi Garage // Nairobi, Kenya // Nairobi Garage, The Mirage, Chiromo Rd, Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi Garage - Coworking Nairobi


BONUS: Cowork & Relax at the Coliving Space, Coconat // Brandenburg, Germany // Klein Glien 25 14806 Bad Belzig, Germany // Get €10 off your stay


Toni: Currently, we’ve somehow ended up in this niche of building a lot of internal tools for startups and teams. But this is not the only thing we want to do. What I like about it is that we’re starting projects from scratch and we have full control over them. 

Martin: The first project we worked on was a tool for a large scale real estate development company. What they needed was a tool for their Sales people - to be able to mark their different spots and locations at different stages of the sales funnel. So we created a tool that helps them in this process.

Toni: And this one actually served as a starting point for the tool we’ve developed for  betahaus, which aims to allow the Sales and Management team to see which team rooms are occupied right now, which ones are free or will be occupied in a few weeks or months, so no double bookings appear. 

Alex: These two projects were more focused on real estate, let’s say, but we’ve also done more design-heavy projects like the one we did for Artique which is an online artists agency. For them, we built a whole website and an online system to present their artists starting only from their logo. It had to be very flexible, because the artists needed to be able to edit their own profiles, putting their resume, changing colours.

Toni: Honestly, we have skillsets that you don’t usually find in developers. Because we've had lives that were not just about computer science. I think to some extent this is what makes us different. 

Martin: I believe one of the reasons why people pick us over other studios is because it can be very hard working with developers. If you’re not understanding their work, if the communication is not flowing, you, as a client can feel lost. We're easy to communicate with and we’re always open to feedback and we're open to discuss anything. In the end, after all iterations, if you say we need to start the website from scratch and that you don’t like the idea, we won’t take it personally. 

Alex: Also, I think, since we all work as coding teachers, we are officially qualified to explain what coding is to people who don't code, which is actually really rare because a lot of developers, as Martin says, don't want to, or literally just don't know how to articulate what they're doing. Whereas we are trained in articulating what it is that we're doing, why it's meaningful and why it takes a certain amount of time.

Photo by Lea GK

Alex: Zimt & Mehl - the Turkish bakery around the corner. It’s just soo good.

Martin: Oh, there is this Italian restaurant called Ristorante del Arte

Tony: Oh, my God, this place is so funny. It looks like a pretty average Italian restaurant, but the whole interior design inside is just decorated in such a weird way. The entire place is covered in frescoes. They have crystal chandeliers and Easter bunnies. Some Greek columns. It has a different name on the menu, on the side and on the Internet. And it was an ex-shoe-store.

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