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Christoph Fahle
September 7, 2010

The "office" is out! Long live the "space"!

Next week is coworking week across Germany! From the 13th-19th of September Coworking Spaces from Stuttgart to Hamburg and from Berlin to Leipzig will open their doors for visitors, speakers, lateral thinker, change-over coworker and corporate slaves. We thought an English blog post would be appropriate. So here it is. The aim is to make people understand what coworking is about. We know that this concept is merely impossible to understand for amateurs, so during the whole week the betahaus crew will answer your questions and show you around. The best thing you can do though is to join our events and understand by getting involved.

Here's a summary in reverse order

OpenDesignCity Market no.2, Saturday, 18th Sept. 2010, 14h-18h

Come to Open Design City, make your own market and produce your own products. If you want you can just browse and buy, but if you wish our stall holders will provide you with the knowledge and opportunity to produce your own custom products made by you for that truly personal flavour. This happened on our first market. The second one will be even better! Don't miss. There is a rumor going around that there will be a big party in the betahaus cafe the same evening...

Uncasual Friday, betahaus office, 9h-18h

The big corporations have the 'casual Friday'. We are proudly introducing the 'uncasual Friday' in order to experiment the little boxes feeling such as in:

And there's web-developers and designers/ And start-up businesses/ And they're all made out of ticky tacky/ And they all look just the same

"Talk to me about: Why every creative city needs a FabLab", Thursday, 16th September, 19h-21h

21t century’s metropoles are full of creative workers that produce not only with their heads but also with their hands. Innovation needs a place where it can be tested and an inspiring environment where it can flourish. Shouldn't every city provide their citizens with fully interconnected and equipped spaces where they can network and get their stuff done? We have invited decision makers and actors from Lisbon, Amsterdam and Berlin to debate on why every creative city needs FabLabs- because the 'if' is not a question anymore. Join us and have a voice!

Our shared factory, to be confirmed: Friday, 17th September  18h-20h

Julie Morel and Camille Louis are presenting us a new discussion device who enables people from interdisciplinary backgrounds to discuss in different constellations about the same topic.  The results of the conversation in the small rounds are being summarized and visualized in real time on a screen where everybody can follow the development at the other tables. We will test this interactive discussion tool proposed by the kom.post collective with a group of international artists and coworker about a theme  proposed by the philosopher Camille Louis. 

Stay tuned!

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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