In June–July 2022, the Center for Art and Urbanistics (ZK/U) literally raises the roof of its home base in Berlin, and then sail in it to documenta fifteen—a trip of 650 km, fueled entirely by people power! At circa forty stopover points en route to Kassel, the crew and locals have ample opportunities to pool their knowledge, share their schemes for planetary survival, and enjoy a diverse program of events.
Why the Invitation to documenta fifteen?
ZK/U addresses global issues through local practices and is therefore one of the fourteen collectives invited by ruangrupa—the Jakarta-based Indonesian curators of documenta fifteen—to join the lumbung network and answer the fundamental question at this year’s international arts festival in Kassel: How can we share the world’s unfairly distributed resources in more equitable and positive ways?
The lumbung values of generosity, humor, local anchoring, in(ter)dependence, regeneration, transparency, and thrift are at the heart of ruangrupa’s program.