making together

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automaton is a collective which organizes a series of week-long community events, sharing artistic works in progress. the focus is on connecting rather than excelling.

The Lab is Automaton's ongoing series of community events. In June 2023, we organized the latest installment in Berlin's Große Wasserspeicher, a 19th century watertank, focusing on inter-institutional exchange. Inviting multiple arts universities, such as HfG Karlsruhe, HfK Bremen, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and NYU Abu Dhabi, we offered a platform to foster exchange about diverse arts and design practices in art schools across cities and continents.

As a part of the Automaton collective, I was in charge of the curation and production of the event, along with fostering an environment in which everyone was happy to install their work, establish new relationships with fellow community members and reconsider what it means to show artistic work.