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 hello [at] top-ev [dot] de
TOP is supported by TOP e.V., an association for the promotion of cultural practice and social innovation.
- Asena Bulduk, writer and producer of films and music, focusing on stories of “little people with big problems” from Turkey and Turks in Germany. Currently, she works as a broadcaster at Berlin-based radio Cashmere.
- 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.
- 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.wordpress.com
- Fabien Goujon, pastry chef and cook who regularly bakes quiches and cakes at >top’s kitchen, which are sold in the cafés and bars of our neighbourhood.
- 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
- Hyui Ines Rmi, a multi-disciplinary artist with a focus on sound and performance, interested in the crossbreeding of art and science. By re-contextualising different spaces – physical, bodily, auditory -, she creates works that peel multi-layers of our present beings through sound, text, performance and installation. www.h-i-r.space
- Ian Erik Stewart, is pursuing his PhD in Neurobiology at the Charité Berlin. As a founding member of EDGE e.V., he organises neuroscience art workshops and exhibitions to bridge the gap between public and academia. www.edge-neuro.art
- 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.
- Marta Wlusek, is a visual artist and photographer based in Berlin who graduated in Photography (MA) from the University of the Arts London. Her artistic practice explores expanding possibilities of the photograpic medium. She is interest in themes of truth, power relations, collective and individual memory. www.cargocollective.com/martawlusek
- 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)