WerkStadt

Plakate von die Vielen im Schaufenster – Wir wählen Diversität, Anti-Diskriminierung, Anti-Rassismus
Photo: Dirk Rose

Initiated by PACT as an independent EXPERIMENTAL working and meeting place in Essen-Katernberg, the WerkStadt is an open space where residents and community stakeholders can come together with national and international artists to explore, reflect and create local, regional, national transnational urban realities and VISIONS. All who come and go from the WerkStadt contribute to shaping and sharpening its profile as a lively community sounding board for social realities. Alongside a regular programme of scheduled activities, new projects continue to grow out of meetings of interests between local people of diverse backgrounds and artists and specialists in the fields of TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE. The WerkStadt’s profile remains flexible and is constantly questioned, tested and tuned.

WerkStadt
Viktoriastraße 5
45327 Essen

Contact:
Due to the current safety restrictions you can best reach us by phone and mail.

Benjamin Melzer
Tel: +49 (0) 171.9766389
werkstadt@pact-zollverein.de

Neda Pouryekta
neda.pouryekta@pact-zollverein.de

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Vorplatz der WerkStadt, Leute sitzen auf DIY-Bänken
Dirk Rose

NEW! Bike Workshop – Every first and third Saturday

Broken bike light, flat tire, squeaky chain? Do it yourself is the motto! You do the fixing while we give you tips and tricks and supply the right tools.

Click here for more infos and dates.

Current Events
Teilnehmer:innen tanzen beim Workshop
  • 02.11.21
  • 07.12.21
  • Free admission

DEIN TANZ MEIN TANZ #DTMT

RadWerkStatt-Schild und Fahrard im Schaufenster
  • 18.09.21
  • 20.11.21
  • Free admission

Bike Workshop
Tips and tools to fix your own bike

News

Schreibwerkstatt Katernberg  Aleyna Cira, Elisabeth Nierodkiewicz und Lara Peissig
Christoph Sebastian

Schreibwerkstatt Katernberg – Poetry in our city and journal

At the Katernberg writing workshop, young people explored the north of Essen with writer Pascal Bovée and wrote texts about unusual and everyday things they encountered in the area. Some of the resulting works by Aleyna Cira, Elisabeth Nierodkiewicz and Lara Peissig were displayed on posters all over the city and in full length in our online journal.

#Takeover: Mein Tanz Dein Tanz – Unser Tanz?

#Takeover: Mein Tanz Dein Tanz – Unser Tanz?

Vom 09. bis zum 15.08.2021 haben die Tanzvermittlerinnen und Choreografinnen Bianca Pulungan und Cinthia Nisiyama die Technik der Partizipation in ihrer Arbeit untersucht, mit der Absicht, diese zu erlernen. Dafür haben sie sich zuerst an zwei Tagen mit AkteurInnen der Jugendarbeit in Katernberg und Umgebung über deren Erfahrung und Expertise ihrer Arbeit ausgetauscht.

Takeover Künstlerinnen vor der WerkStadt
Photo: Dirk Rose

#Takeovers of the WerkStadt space

Killa Schütze (09.11. - 15.11.20), Magdalena Öttl (23.11. - 28.11.20), Paulina Holtkamp & Sofia Strunden (30.11. - 06.12.20), Yasmin Fahbod (07.12. - 13.12.20), Bettina Schiel, Bettina Grahs, Elisa Ueberschär, Tanja Krone, Eva Lochner & Johanna-Yasirra Kluhs (23.03. - 28.03.21), Zukunft Bildungswerk (30.03. - 09.04.21), Julian Weigandt & Leonard Leyens (19. – 24.04.), Lilith Ribitzki & Simon Ringelhahn (17. – 23.05.), Katja Stuke & Oliver Sieber (24. – 29.05.), Linda Hafenenger (25. – 31.05.), Miyoko Urayama (07.–13.06.), Nadine Sleiman, Laura Herder, Philip Grüneberg, Johan Schüling, Sophie Ammann, Tashina Mende (21. – 27.6.), Kollabion (05. – 09.07.), Bianca Pulungan & Cinthia Nisiyama (9. - 15.08.), Sanheyon Park (23. – 29.09)

From pigeons to prosperity - a visit to carrier pigeon breeder Joachim Skrzypczak

In response to the Corona lockdown, local neighbours and other interested parties exchanged information over a period of several months starting in April via the “Together at Home” digital neighbourhood meeting organised by the WerkStadt. The stories and reports they shared gave rise to the idea of making a short documentary about a special neighbour living in the north of Essen: Joachim Skrzypczak is a carrier pigeon breeder in Stoppenberg. Carrier pigeon racing is in his family. Like his father before him, Joachim has successfully bred pigeons for many years. The Corona crisis has brought about some changes and unfamiliar situations for Joachim too. You can hear him talk about these and more in this short film documentary.

Karte: Tipps & Tricks
WerkStadt

A MAP for KATERNBERG

Find local tricks and tips to master this challenging current situation in your neighbourhood! We have collected places that we want to support and marked beautiful places close to our hearts: important addresses, places to have a nice walk, offers for refugees and take away food form our favourite restaurants. Do you have further tips for us? Send them (with name, address, contact options) or suggestions for other categories via e-mail to werkstadt@pact-zollverein.de

A project within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

In close cooperation with ›Arbeitskreis Kunst und Soziales‹ (art and social engagement working group): PACT Zollverein, Bürgerzentrum Kon-Takt, Institut für Stadtteilentwicklung, Sozialraumorientierte Arbeit und Beratung der Universität Duisburg-Essen (ISSAB), Jugendamt Essen, Stellwerk GmbH, Stiftung Zollverein (Zollverein mittendrin).

Past Events
RadWerkStatt-Schild und Fahrard im Schaufenster
  • 04.09.21
  • Free admission

RadWerkStadt – Eröffnungsfest

Kino im Schaufenster der WerkStadt
  • 03.09.21
  • Free admission

Parking Lot Cinema
Film night with short films about the urban space

  • 23.01.21
  • Free admission

Open Day - Digital!

Teaser Schreibwerkstatt
  • 13.10.20
  • 22.10.20

Writing Workshop Katernberg 2.0
For young people from 14-18 years old

Zusammen Zuhause
  • 27.05.20
  • Free admission

Together at home 
The digital neighbourhood meeting place

Zusammen Zuhause
  • 06.05.20
  • 13.05.20
  • 20.05.20
  • Free admission

Together at home 
The digital neighbourhood meeting place

Zusammen Zuhause
  • 29.04.20

Together at home 
The digital neighbourhood meeting place

  • 12.03.20
  • 23.04.20
  • Free admission

WerkStadt Studio /// CANCELLED

Zusammen Zuhause
  • 22.04.20

Together at home 
The digital neighbourhood meeting place

Zusammen Zuhause
  • 15.04.20

Together at home 
The digital neighbourhood meeting place

Stadtteil-Lunch
  • 09.01.20
  • 09.04.20
  • Free admission

District-Lunch /// CANCELLED

Zusammen Zuhause
  • 08.04.20

Together at home 
The digital neighbourhood meeting place

Zusammen Zuhause
  • 01.04.20

Together at home 
The digital neighbourhood meeting place

Welt-Werkstadt
  • 01.04.20
  • Free admission

World WerkStadt /// CANCELLED

Netz-WerkStadt
  • 10.03.20
  • 31.03.20
  • Free admission

›Network-WerkStadt‹ /// CANCELLED

WerkStadt für Kinder
  • 14.02.20
  • 20.03.20
  • Free admission

›Open WerkStadt for children‹
Open forum for the children of the neighbourhood

Kino international
  • 10.01.20
  • 13.03.20
  • Free admission

Cinema international // CANCELLED

Welt-WerkStadt
  • 04.03.20
  • Free admission

World WerkStadt
Lecture with Axel Braun

Netz-WerkStadt
  • 11.02.20
  • 03.03.20
  • Free admission

›Network-WerkStadt‹

WerkStadt-Studio
  • 09.01.20
  • 27.02.20
  • Free admission

WerkStadt-Studio

hoe__mies
  • 14.02.20 – 15.02.20
  • Free admission

SOUND ON – Vol. 1
Concerts and workshops with Amilli, Serious Klein, Raffi Balboa, Naina & Hoe__mies

Welt-WerkStadt
  • 05.02.20

Welt-WerkStadt
Audio play and talk with Katharina Pelosi

Netz-WerkStadt
  • 14.01.20
  • 04.02.20
  • Free admission

›Network-WerkStadt‹

Tag der offenen Tür
  • 18.01.20
  • Free admission

Open Day at the WerkStadt

WerkStadt
  • 14.12.19
  • 22.12.19
  • Free admission

Katernberg electric
DJ workshop with Yotam Schlezinger

WerkStadt Studio
  • 12.09.19
  • 12.12.19
  • Free admission

›WerkStadt Studio‹
Inventing, reading, film, writing and cooking studio

Lunch in der WerkStadt
  • 12.09.19
  • 12.12.19
  • Free admission

›Neighbourhood-Lunch‹

WerkStadt Kino
  • 08.11.19
  • 08.11.19
  • Free admission

Kids-Cinema & Cinema international
Cinema Friday at the WerkStadt for kids and grown-ups

WerkStadt
  • 06.11.19
  • Free admission

World-WerkStadt
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Ludger Pries

WerkStadt
  • 06.10.19
  • Free admission

›World-WerkStadt‹

WerkStadt für Kinder
  • 30.08.19
  • 27.09.19
  • Free admission

›Open WerkStadt for children‹
Open forum for the children of the neighbourhood

WerkStadt
  • 06.09.19
  • Free admission

›Car park picnic‹

Offene WerkStadt
  • 27.08.19 – 20.12.19
  • Free admission

›Open WerkStadt‹

›Solid Skills‹ Grand Opening Eröffnung WerkStadt
  • 04.05.19 – 30.06.19
  • Free admission

›Solid Skills‹
with contributions by Clarissa Akouala, Pascal Bovée, Lenio Kaklea, Katharina Pelosi, Barbara Raes and others

Schreibwerkstatt
  • 02.04.19 – 22.04.19
  • Free admission

›Writing Workshop with Pascal Bovée‹

WerkStadt Studio
  • 17.01.19
  • 28.02.19
  • Free admission

›WerkStadt Studio‹
Inventing, reading, film, writing and cooking studio

Roboter-Workshop
  • 19.10.18
  • 20.10.18
  • Free admission

›Technical workshop: Questions to a robot‹

Spieleabend
  • 15.09.18
  • 13.10.18
  • Free admission

›Lateral thinking: Art & Play‹

WerkStadt Wem gehört die Stadt
  • 06.10.18 – 25.10.18
  • Free admission

›Who owns the City?‹
Project and exhibition

Parkplatz-Picknick
  • 20.07.18
  • Free admission

›Car park picnic‹

  • 26.05.18
  • Free admission

Playful Commons
1/2/8 Research festival

Queerdenken
  • 21.04.18 – 14.07.18
  • Free admission

›Lateral thinking: Art + Play‹

Ideenwerkstadt
  • 17.04.18
  • 18.04.18
  • Free admission

›IdeaWerkStadt‹

Möbelbau-Workshop
  • 14.04.18
  • 15.04.18
  • Free admission

›Furniture making workshop‹

Das Gegenteil von Grau
  • 06.04.18
  • Free admission

›The city meets to talk‹ Film Screening + Open Discussion

Osterkonzert
  • 29.03.18
  • Free admission

›Easter Concert‹
Pelodum Acústico

Nähworkshop
  • 30.01.18
  • Free admission

›Sewing workshop‹

3D-Druck-Workshop 
  • 23.01.18 – 06.03.18
  • Free admission

›3D-Printing Workshop‹

Open Day
  • 20.01.18
  • Free admission

›Open Day‹

Pop-up-Tonstudio
  • 19.01.18
  • Free admission

›Pop-up-Tonstudio‹
At the Open Day

Katernberg blitzt auf
  • 09.09.17
  • Free admission

WerkStadt as a location at ›Katernberg blitzt auf!‹