TOP project space offers cultural events to local and translocal communities. It is inhabited and run by a transdisciplinary group of international artists, designers, architects, filmmakers, writers, scientists, activists and a cook. The space and its infrastructure, containing a biolab, a server, a wood workshop, a shared workspace, a kitchen and an event space, is used collaboratively by its community and is made accessible through events organised by its members and guests.
Founded in 2015 as a collaboration with Schillerpalais e. V. and upgraded in 2017, TOP is a project space for curiosity, creativity, education and transdisciplinary research. It serves as a platform for science, technology and art. People have access to DIY workshops, academic discussions, art exhibitions and screenings, and they can develop their own projects.
Interested in collaboration? Drop us an email to top [at] top-ev [dot] de
TOP is supported by TOP e.V., an association for the promotion of cultural practice and social innovation.
- Tristen Bakker, editor, documentarian and musician, who has worked on many solo and collaborative projects over the past 20 years. She is particularly interested in work that relates to music, film, art and the alternative, the curious and the weird.
- Marta Blazanovic, musicologist and promoter who studied in Zagreb, Graz and Berlin. She wrote her doctoral dissertation about the Echtzeitmusik scene in Berlin. Since 2015, she curates and co-organises Kontraklang, an event series for contemporary music. www.kontraklang.de
- Julien Colomb, a scientist who used to work in neuro-genetics. Currently, he teaches research data management (RDM), produces outreach videos inside an open source project, and has a special interest in the decentralised web. Organiser of the the open science meetup in Berlin.
- Cere Davis is a science-artist, kinetic sculptor and science educator based in Berlin. She has an academic background in Physics from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and early career working in scientific fields ranging from volcanic lightning to liquid crystals to research at the South Pole station of Antarctica. As a part of her work she collaborates with scientists and artists on projects which foreground human relationships with materiality and motion. www.ceredavis.com
- Cru Encarnação is an artist, who explores many mediums like film, writing, sound, and performance. Their field of interests include post humanism, new materialism, agential realism, fashion, technology, queer-theory, post-colonial theory, quantum physics, machinery, and chemistry.
- Tuce Erel, curator, art writer and communications responsible at >top. Her curatorial interests are archiving practices, ecocriticism, Anthropocene, posthuman and post-digital theories. She hosts posthumanism reading group at >top since February 2018. www.tuceerel.com
- Max Fowler, new media artist and organizer living in Berlin. Before coming to Berlin, they lived in New York and studied at the School For Poetic Computation. Their new media work explores the politics of connectivity and feed algorithms. They also help with the physical maintenance of Sari-Sari, a community art space in Schillerkiez. They are interested in helping to grow a collaborative network of healing community spaces, mycology, foraging and communal cooking. http://mfowler.info
- Fabien Goujon.
- Ayşe Güngör, is an independent curator and researcher.
- Melissa Harrison, PhD-researcher working across urbanism and architecture, social and artistic practice, research and pedagogy to explore urban commoning, sharing, and (un)learning. Co-initiator of Common(s)Lab and AoA Berlin; member of Common Grounds.
- Mindaugas Gapsevicius, artist, obtained his MA at Vilnius Academy of Arts in 1999, and his MPhil at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2016. Since 2016, he has been conducting PhD research at Bauhaus University, Weimar, where he holds an artistic associate chair. His works question the creativity of machines, and do not presume humans are the only creative force. http://triple-double-u.com
- Kim Dotty Hachmann, artist who deals with family related topics including the current socio-political approach to families as well as her very own emotions towards her family life. www.kimdottyhachmann.de
- Yelta Köm, trained architect and artist, is practicing in various ways intersection between art, architecture and research. His research and interest areas include landforms, technology, critical spatial and commoning practices, urban and data surveillance methodologies in the post-anthropocene era. www.yeltakom.info
- Veiko Liis, product designer who has designed and developed furniture, electronic devices and packaging in a small design studio in Estonia for more than 15 years. Veiko has been leading design workshops with students and professionals all across Europe.
- Elena Lochore-Ward
- Katharina Moebus, independent designer, editor and researcher, currently pursuing a PhD at Sheffield University School of Architecture. She works at the intersection of socio-politically engaged design, art, research and education with a special interest in commoning, diverse economies, critical pedagogy and DIT-making. Co-initiator of AoA Berlin and Common(s)Lab. www.katharinamoebus.com
- Ayşegül Seyhan is an architect, who is interested in art production, art and digital media.
- Alessandro Volpato, biologist, designs innovative tools to support a collaborative research environment and to facilitate the learning process in life sciences, inside and outside the universities.
- Mirela Alistar (scientist, currently postdoc)
- Flavia Barragan (scientist)
- Christiane Hütter/Frau Hue (artist)
- Juan Pablo Díaz Moreno (artist)
- Ekmel Ertan (cultural manager)
- Puneet Kishor (scientist)