Luckenwalde Bauhaus Stadtbad, 2020. Image courtesy of Stefan Korte.

Schedule: Sunday 2 July

12:00 – 15:00

Learning from Luckenwalde: from where I stand
TU-Berlin Students
Stadtbad Rose Garden
Language: English and German

This workshop invites you to explore the potential future(s) of the Stadtbad and the E-Campus as a vibrant place of learning, art, and renewable energy. It is framed by the works of 50 students, spanning across urban design, landscape architecture, ecology, and a visual essay. The yellow container in the garden serves as a platform where we can collectively imagine and discuss ideas on how to create an inclusive and open public space within Luckenwalde. The workshop is facilitated by MA and BA students of architecture from TU Berlin and initiated by the Chair for Sustainable Urbanism.

12:00–12:30: Architecture tour Stadtbad
13:00–14:00: Chimney Talk
13:00–15:00: Circularity Game
13:00–15:00: Paver Puzzle
14:00–15:00: Local Ecology Workshop


13:00 – 18:00
Exhibitions open

The Material Revolution
Kira Freije, Agnes Denes, FM Einheit & Vinzenz Schwab
EW Turbine Hall, Main Entrance, Workshops and Gallery One

Burn Out Film Reel
Laura Fong Prosper & Tin Wilke, Antoinette Yetunde Oni and Rebecca Salvadori

Kunststrom Labor
EW Garden
Language: English and German

Throughout both days of Burn Out, contributors and audiences will be invited to join the Stammtisch; a discursive outdoor table, designed by Kunststrom Labor (in collaboration with Livni Holtz and Sebastian Reinicke) to invite rhizomatic hierarchy, mutual trust and meaningful conversation. On 1 and 2 July anyone will be able to sit at the long table to further elaborate key discussions of Burn Out, creating a patchwork of opinions and expressions from both contributing speakers, performers and EW audiences.

furniture in transit
Kunststrom Labor & TU-Berlin
EW Garden
Language: English and German

E-WERK will also present furniture in transit, a sustainable furniture workshop in collaboration with architecture students from TU-Berlin. This workshop will gradually equip the Stammtisch with chairs - transforming the institution’s infrastructural landscape as the symposium unfolds. Following the ideology of the sustainable institution the workshop will employ a circular, regional and lo-fi design approach - leaving no waste behind. All materials will be sourced in the neighbourhood of E-WERK and assembled with no extra materials. Employing only 4 materials (Wood, bricks and tension belts and fire hoses) people of all ages will be invited to participate and produce new furniture prototypes.


14:00 – 14:45
Language: English and German

A behind the scenes tour of E-WERK and the current exhibition The Material Revolution.
Limited to 30 places, please sign up by emailing


14:45 – 15:00
Saxophone performance
Benno Schmidt
Flight stairs


Symposium Programme

14:00 – 15:10
Language: English with live translation

Helen Turner, EW Artistic Director and Chief Curator will introduce the sustainable institution and Sunday programme


15:10 – 15:40
Impulse Presentation by Political Geographer Sinthujan Varatharajah


16:00 – 17:00
Panel Discussion
Symbiotic Earth: The Institutional Organism
Moderated by Helen Turner, Artistic Director and Curator, E-WERK Luckenwalde
Kim Kraczon, Conservator and GCC Berlin
Jan Boelen, Atelier LUMA Artistic Director
Mae-ling Lokko, Architect, Designer, Educator
Manuel Cirauqui, Curator, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Giulia Bellinetti, Head of Nature Research at Jan van Eyck Akademie
Language: English with live translation

Symbiotic Earth takes as its starting point Lynn Margulis’ endosymbiotic theory in which she researched microorganisms (algae, bacteria, yeasts, and fungi) and their ability to cooperate as a principle for the emergence of new species. This panel will discuss how it might be possible to adopt an ecosystemic approach to institutional practice from a materials, architectural, social and curatorial perspective. Join this panel to rethink the institution as a polymorphic laboratory for ecological change.


17:15 – 18:15
Vanessa Machado de Oliveira Andreotti, Author, Indigenous and Land Rights advocate
Followed by an in conversation with Lucia Pietroiusti, Curator, Head of Ecologies at Serpentine, London
Language: English with live translation


Live Music Programme
Stadtbad Live

With lighting design by Charlie Hope

18:45 - 19:30
Jozef Van Wissem
Jozef van Wissem is an avant-garde composer and lutenist playing his all black, one-of-a-kind custom-made baroque lute all around the world.


19:45 - 20:45
Valentina Magaletti
Valentina Magaletti is a drummer-composer and multi-instrumentalist with an inventive approach to drums and percussion.


21:00 - 22:00
Juba, DJ Set
Characterised by her thrilling blends and effervescent energy, Juba has steadily built a reputation as a confident, skilful and daring DJ, who champions African and African diasporic sounds across Europe and beyond.


22:12 Train to Berlin


23:44 Last train to Berlin


About the participants

சிந்துஜன் வரதராஜா (Sinthujan Varatharajah) is an independent researcher and essayist based in Berlin. The focus of their work is statelessness, mobility and geographies of power with a special focus on infrastructure, logistics and architecture. In 2020 Varatharajah participated in the 11th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art with the exhibition “how to move an arch”. They are the co-curator of the Berlin-based multimedia event series “dissolving territories: cultural geographies of a new eelam” and a former Open City Fellow of the Open Society Foundations. வரதராஜா first book, “an alle orte, die hinter uns liegen”, was published last fall by Hanser Verlag in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Kim Kraczon is a conservator of modern materials and contemporary art specialising in sustainable practices in the art sector. Her area of expertise and primary focus in the field of sustainability is mitigating the environmental burden of materials and methods in art production, exhibitions, and fine arts shipping. Through her work with various sustainability organisations, Kraczon is regularly at the forefront of research and discourse on a wide range of sustainability topics, participating in numerous symposiums, panels, and webinars internationally. At Ki Culture, Kraczon is the Director of Materials and at the helm of the Materials Ki Book, an online sustainability guide for practitioners in cultural heritage. As a coach in the Ki Futures program, an international training program comprehensively addressing all aspects of sustainability in cultural heritage, Kraczon regularly consults museums, galleries, and cultural institutions. Kraczon is an Environmental Advisor to Gallery Climate Coalition and a founding member/operational lead of the Gallery Climate Coalition Berlin.

Giulia Bellinetti is the Head of Nature Research at Jan van Eyck Academie and Coordinator of Future Materials. Previously, Belilinetti was Coordinator of the Production Department at the MHKA, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Antwerp. In this experience, she engaged with a wide range of art practices gaining a nuanced understanding of the cognitive, affective, and material configurations underlying contemporary art production. In recent years, Giulia has become increasingly interested in the ecological discourse in relation to contemporary art, institutional work and interdisciplinary forms of collaborations. She is currently conducting a PhD research project on the epistemic function of art institutions in the age of ecological crisis at the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (University of Amsterdam).

Mae-ling Lokko Dr. Mae-ling Lokko is an Assistant Professor at Yale University’s School of Architecture and Yale’s Center for Ecosystems in Architecture (Yale CEA) and the founder of Willow Technologies Ltd, in Accra, Ghana. As an architectural scientist, designer and educator from Ghana and the Philippines, her work focuses on the design and integration of just, biogenic material practices across the agricultural, architectural and textile sectors. Lokko was the Director for the Building Sciences Program and Assistant Professor at Rensselaer’s School of Architecture from 2018-2021.

Jan Boelen (1967, Belgium) is a curator of design, architecture, and contemporary art. He is the artistic director of Atelier LUMA, an experimental laboratory for design in Arles, France. Boelen studied Product Design at the Media & Design Academy in Genk and is the founder and former artistic director of Z33 – House for contemporary art in Hasselt, Belgium. He was curator of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial in Istanbul (2018) and initiated Manifesta 9 in Belgium (2012). Lastly, Boelen curated the Lithuanian Pavilion Planet of People in the Venice Architecture Biennial (2021). Over the years he has been fashioning projects and exhibitions that encourage the visitor to look at everyday objects in a novel manner. Boelen recently edited Social Matter, Social Design: For Good or Bad, all Design is Social (Valiz, 2020), and Muller Van Severen: Dialogue (Walther Koenig, 2021). His writing addresses the implications of design in everyday life and how artistic practices shape the discipline.

Manuel Cirauqui Focusing on the interactions between artistic media, technology and sustainability, Manuel Cirauqui has been curator at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao since 2016. In that capacity, he has overseen major exhibitions such as Anni Albers. Touching Vision (2017); Art and Space (2017); Architecture Effects (2018, co-curated with Troy Therrien); Henri Michaux. The Other Side (2018); Art and Space (2017); Soto. The Fourth Dimension (2019); and Future of Motion as part of Norman Foster’s acclaimed survey Motion. Autos, Art and Architecture. Cirauqui has also been responsible for the Film & Video exhibitions program at the Guggenheim Bilbao, including focused solo exhibitions by Amie Siegel, Michael Snow, Javier Téllez, Diana Thater, Allora & Calzadilla, Alex Reynolds, Jesse Jones, Sharon Lockhart, Cecilia Bengolea, Monira Al Qadiri, and The Otolith Group, among others. Cirauqui currently oversees sustainability-related exhibitions and public programming at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. He is actively engaged in academia and has an extensive lecturing record internationally, having also served as an expert advisor to S+T+ARTS, the European Commission's initiative for science, technology and the arts.

Vanessa Machado de Oliveira Andreotti is a Latinx professor at the University of British Columbia. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities, and Global Change. She began her career as a teacher in Brazil in 1994 and has since led educational and research programs in countries including the UK, Finland, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Brazil, and Canada. Andreotti works across sectors in international and comparative education, particularly focusing on global justice and citizenship, Indigenous and community engagement, sustainability, and social and ecological responsibility. Her research examines relationships between historical, systemic, and on-going forms of violence, and the inherent unsustainability of modernity. Andreotti is one of the founding members of Gesturing Decolonial Futures Collective ( and Teia das 5 Curas, an international network of Indigenous communities mostly in Canada and Latin America. She currently collaborates with these groups to direct research projects and learning initiatives related to global healing and wellbeing in times of unprecedented challenges.

Lucia Pietroiusti is a curator working at the intersection of art, ecology and systems, usually outside of the gallery space. Pietroiusti is the founder of the General Ecology project at Serpentine, London, where she is currently Strategic Advisor for Ecology. Current projects include the research and festival series, The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish (with Filipa Ramos, since 2018) and the opera-performance Sun & Sea by Rugile Barzdziukaite, Vaiva Grainyte and Lina Lapelyte (2019 Venice Biennale and 2020-2024 international tour). Recent projects include Persones Persons, the 8th Biennale Gherdeïna (May-September 2022, with Filipa Ramos). Recent and forthcoming publications include The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish (with Filipa Ramos, forthcoming), More-than-Human (with Andrés Jaque and Marina Otero Verzier, 2020); Microhabitable (with Fernando García-Dory, 2020-22) and PLANTSEX (2019).

Jozef van Wissem is an avant-garde composer and lutenist playing his all black, one-of-a-kind custom-made baroque lute all around the world. The titles and the nature of his works often have a Christian-mystical appeal and the music he creates is simply timeless. In 2013 van Wissem won the Cannes Soundtrack Award at the Cannes Film Festival for Jim Jarmusch’s “Only Lovers Left Alive “. In December 2017 Jozef van Wissem was invited to perform the madrigal depicted in Caravaggio’s painting The Lute Player (1596) at the Hermitage museum of Saint Petersburg. An autodidactic author, a Renaissance talent in the cruelty of the 21st century, who switched the intense lifestyle of a new wave artist and bar owner from Groningen to a modern-age thinker who studied lute in New York, and later became one of the most influential contemporary songwriters, known for his solo and cinematic works. Van Wissem has earned much critical acclaim for his work, the ‘ liberation of the lute’ as he calls it. According to the New York times “Van Wissem is ‘both an avant-garde composer and a baroque lutenist, and thus no stranger to dichotomy”.

Valentina Magaletti is a drummer-composer and multi-instrumentalist with an inventive approach to drums and percussion. Her versatile technique, which can incorporate anything from vibes and marimba to contact microphones and found objects, results in a style that is forever evolving. Feeling just as comfortable performing behind a delicate ceramic kit as she does hammering out motorik rhythms, her creative take on percussion has resulted in a diverse discography and many interesting collaborations.

Juba Characterised by her thrilling blends and effervescent energy, Juba has steadily built a reputation as a confident, skilful and daring DJ, who champions African and African diasporic sounds across Europe and beyond. A child of the Nigerian diaspora in the UK, since 2016 Juba has been paying musical homage to her heritage as a DJ who principally showcases music from Africa and the African diaspora, whilst drawing on other electronic musical influences. As a regular host on Berlin's Cashmere Radio, core member of London's Boko! Boko! collective and creator of the Assurance Documentary and Podcast, not only is she a skilled DJ, but she also utilises her platforms to explore socio-political issues surrounding the world of music. In recent years the buzz has grown around Juba, with DJ sets at Panorama Bar, Peacock Society Festival, Keep Hush and a sensational Boiler Room debut in 2019. Her electrifying sets reinforce that not only is she a captivating DJ, but a skilled craftsman whose unique energy brings any party to boiling point.

​​the sustainable institution symposium programme is in partnership with LUMA Arles, Rupert Centre for Art and Education and Gallery Climate Coalition. The programme focuses on sustainable change from an economic, humanitarian and ecological perspective.

Co-funded by the European Union, Teltow Fläming, Musikfonds e.V. by means of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and Lithuanian Culture Council. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.