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.
- Elif Çiğdem Artan, a social scientist. Her research areas are composed of museology, urban, digital culture, migration, and gender.
- 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.
- Grayson Daniel Bail, a media architect and researcher with a focus on critical theory, architecture and technology. Currently, his professional work is as a Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Chair of Computer Sciences
in Architecture (InfAR) at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.
- 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
- Javier Cabrero de Cabo, has been working in gastronomy for the last years and is involved with food, attentive to nutrition, health, enviroment, resources.
- Viola Castellano, holds a PhD in Anthropology and Epistemology of Complexity from the University of Bergamo and is an adjunct professor at the University of Bologna. Her research focuses on political and urban anthropology and on the interactions between minorities and state.
- 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.
- Kondrad Czech is a student in biotechnoly.
- 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.
- 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
- Lukas Gabriel, a Biotechnology student.
- 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
- Annemarie Nazarek, Environmental scientist, co-founder of KiezPilz.
- Logan Noonan, TU Berlin employee at AMM & co-founder of KiezPilz.
- Ole Schubert, Food,- Biotechnology Scientist M.Sc. Member of Kiezpilz. Member of the DiskoBabel collective (inner-city testing ground for visions of free art).
- Stephan Starke, molecular biologist and PhD student at TU Berlin, Department of Applied Molecular Microbiology (AMM) Member of Kiezpilz.
- 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)
- Tuce Erel (curator)
- Ekmel Ertan (cultural manager)
- Puneet Kishor (scientist)
- Katharina Moebus (independent designer)