WerkStadt

Parkplatzpicknick
WerkStadt / 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 reach us by phone and mail only. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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

Neda Pouryekta
neda.pouryekta@pact-zollverein.de

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Person schaut durch ein Guckloch in das abgehangene Schaufenster der WerkStadt
Takeover by Miyoko Urayama

Takeover – WerkStadt is giving room for ideas

While our regular programme is presently on hold, the WerkStadt is providing a place to work, plan, play and think for everyone who needs space. Regularily takeover artists also show their work in the WerkStadt window. To see what previous takeovers have been doing, click here to go to the online journal.

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 can currently be seen on posters all over the city and read here in our online journal.

SOUND ON Vol. 1 Participants in conversation with WerkStadt

We met Allison, Philine and Elisha and talked to them about the role Music plays in their life, what artists they liked to work with one day and what they learned from their experiences at the SOUND ON workshops.

SOUND ON – Vol. 1 took place in February 2020 with workshops from Amilli, Serious Klein, Raffi Balboa, Naina & Hoe__mies.

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.)

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).

Current Events
Past Events
  • 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

Sound On Vol. 1
  • 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!‹