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Gestalten Pavilion
Bikini Berlin, 2nd Floor Garden
Budapester Straße 38–50
10787 Berlin
Germany

Monday–Saturday 10:00–20:00
Cafe open until 22:00 and on Sundays

+49 (0) 30 26 55 88 23 (Store)
+49 (0) 30 26 55 88 24 (Cafe)
berlinpavilion@gestalten.com

Gestalten Pavilion

Gestalten Space

Sophie-Gips-Höfe
Sophienstraße 21
10178 Berlin
Germany
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Monday–Saturday 12:00–19:00

+49 (0)30 20 21 58 21
berlinspace@gestalten.com

Gestalten Outposts

Gestalten Kiosk

Gestalten Kiosk

25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin
Budapester Str. 40
10787 Berlin
Germany
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64 North 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249
USA
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Events & Workshops

Berlin Wonderland: Wild Years Revisited, 1990–1996

An exhibition by Gestalten & bobsairport
Date: October 16, 2014–November 22, 2014
Time: 18:00–21:00
Location: Gestalten Space, Sophie-Gips-Höfe, Sophienstraße 21, 10178 Berlin
Vernissage: October 16, 2014, 18:00–21:00

On the eve of the 25-year anniversary celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall, Gestalten and photo agency bobsairport are excited to present a photographic exhibition for the sixth annual European Month of Photography depicting the anarchic years that cemented Berlin’s reputation as a place of extraordinary freedom and creative self-expression. Entitled Berlin Wonderland: Wild Years Revisited 1990-1996, the exhibition follows the recent Gestalten release of the same name and will feature pictures from the book, as well as some previously unpublished images, all available for purchase.

In the early years of the German reunification, Berlin-Mitte was a city district dropped out of time. Empty streets, abandoned buildings, a no-man’s land situated right at the new heart of the city just waiting to be claimed. The breakdown of the former GDR left a temporary lawlessness in its wake that artists, punks, squatters and visionaries were quick to use to their creative advantage. It is fascinating to reflect on the striking photography of Berlin Wonderland and think that these riotous years in fact laid the foundation for the sleek gallery and exclusive shopping district that Mitte has today become.

Curated by Anke Fesel and Chris Keller of bobsairport, a Berlin photo agency representing mainly photographers from the city, the exhibition takes places at the Gestalten Space, fittingly located right at the centre of this once fledgling scene of clubs, bars, techno parties, and galleries. The exhibition is an opportunity to take in the visual story of an extraordinary time in Berlin alongside protagonists of the defining era and purchase pictures by photographers including Ben de Biel, Hendrik Rauch, Philipp von Recklinghausen, Stefan Schilling, Hilmar Schmundt, Andreas Trogisch and Rolf Zöllner. 

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Looking For Freedom: 25 Jahre wach
November 9, 18:00 
Berlin, Techno, Clubgeschichten
Prince Charles Berlin
Prinzenstrasse 85F, 10969 Berlin

The fall of the Wall was of course also the advent of techno: a music and subculture that shaped the city’s counterculture and continues to do so today. On November 9th, the 25th anniversary of the border between East and West opening, Das Filter and Prince Charles will be hosting a lively retrospective of 1990s experimental music scene. A slideshow of the Berlin Wonderland photography will be followed by DJ sets by techno protagonists of the time, including former E-Werk, Planet and Tresor residents Clé and Bass Dee.

What we found and what we lost
November 21, 17:00
Radialsystem V
Holzmarktstrasse 33, 10423 Berlin

Later in the month, on November 21st, Radialsystem V is dedicating an evening to the question of Berlin’s cultural future. Entitled, “What we found and what we lost”, the program will feature films by Klaus Tuschen and Marco Wilms, alongside a round of discussions involving key personalities of the reunification era, including Tresor founder Dimitri Hegemann or Jutta Weitz, the former official in charge of reallocating the commercial premises of Mitte. 

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Two-Day Workshop with Erik Spiekermann

Advanced Letterpress Printing
Date: October 17–18, 2014
Time: 10:00–18:00
Location: P98a, Potsdamer Strasse 98a, Berlin Schöneberg
Language: English & German
Limited to 12 participants
Participation Fee:

€999,00

“You have to touch everything—you have to think about it, you have to plan a little more, and whatever you do is fairly permanent.” – Erik Spiekermann

Gestalten is proud to host an exclusive letterpress workshop with Erik Spiekermann at his recently opened letterpress workshop p98a in Berlin on October 17-18, 2014.

The design world at large mainly knows him as an acclaimed “digital” designer, creator of some very successful digital typefaces, and the founder of MetaDesign, FontShop, and EdenSpiekermann, but letterpress has long been a passion for Spiekermann and has played an influential role in his career. 
This extensive two-day workshop will explore the fundamentals of letterpress through theory, the mechanics of the printers used, and experimentation. Participants will be introduced to basic typesetting, including the setting of small type, as well as justifying, binding columns, distributing type, and press set up. After being led through basic printing with mock-ups, cylinder packing, and the inking process, it’ll be time for hands-on printing with one of the world’s most influential designers!
The P98a workshop is equipped with six proof presses (2FAG’s, 3 Korrex’s, 1 Grafix), two of them all-electric and the rest hand-cranked by power. Participants will be divided into four groups, each with their own press to work on and print from wood, lead type, woodcuts, and polymer plates. Each group will design, set up their own press, and print under the guidance of Erik Spiekerman and five instructors including Jan Gassel, Laureen Mahler, Axel Nagel, John Peck, and Ferdinand Ulrich. 
Participants will also have the opportunity to see a demonstration of the Heidelberg Platen press in use. 
Held in German and English, this is a workshop for anyone interested in typography and letterpress and is a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from Erik Spiekermann himself. You don’t need to come prepared with anything. The studio will have aprons for everyone and a healthy supply of soap to wash off the ink after the two days. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

The design world at large mainly knows him as an acclaimed “digital” designer, creator of some very successful digital typefaces, and the founder of MetaDesign, FontShop, and EdenSpiekermann, but letterpress has long been a passion for Spiekermann and has played an influential role in his career.

This extensive two-day workshop will explore the fundamentals of letterpress through theory, the mechanics of the printers used, and experimentation. Participants will be introduced to basic typesetting, including the setting of small type, as well as justifying, binding columns, distributing type, and press set up. After being led through basic printing with mock-ups, cylinder packing, and the inking process, it’ll be time for hands-on printing with one of the world’s most influential designers!

The P98a workshop is equipped with six proof presses (2FAG’s, 3 Korrex’s, 1 Grafix), two of them all-electric and the rest hand-cranked by power. Participants will be divided into four groups, each with their own press to work on and print from wood, lead type, woodcuts, and polymer plates. Each group will design, set up their own press, and print under the guidance of Erik Spiekerman and five instructors including Jan Gassel, Laureen Mahler, Axel Nagel, John Peck, and Ferdinand Ulrich. 

Participants will also have the opportunity to see a demonstration of the Heidelberg Platen press in use. 

Held in German and English, this is a workshop for anyone interested in typography and letterpress and is a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from Erik Spiekermann himself. You don’t need to come prepared with anything. The studio will have aprons for everyone and a healthy supply of soap to wash off the ink after the two days. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

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Francesco Franchi: Infographic Thinking

Two-day Workshop at Singapore Management University
Date: October 23–24, 2014
Time: 10:00–19:00
Location: Singapore Management University
Language: English
Limited to 30 participants
Participation Fee:

SGD $900
To register, email admin@methodology.sg. Registration closes on October 9, 2014.

Gestalten and Methodology invite you to join our upcoming workshop in Singapore with Francesco Franchi, a master of information design and the art director of IL—Intelligence in Lifestyle, the monthly news magazine of Il Sole 24 ORE, one of Italy’s top financial newspapers.



Over the two-day "Infographic Thinking" workshop, Franchi will give insight into how graphic editors contextualize information in such a way as to be able to inspire, inform, entertain, and even encourage critical thought. A new generation of visual journalists and graphic editors are reinventing news on paper through a new form of journalistic expression; infographics is a narrative language where content and visuals coexist to deliver a cohesive story that is both informative and accessible, while actually enhancing the story being told. 

Workshop particpants will be divided into small groups, and under Franchi’s guidance, produce an infographic for a given topic to be announced at the workshop. Similar to our Berlin workshops, one final infographic will be chosen and collaboratively developed further into a feature story, which will published as a spread in a future issue of IL—Intelligence in Lifestyle magazine. Participants should bring their own laptops with the Adobe CS software installed. To watch the video on last year’s workshop, visit here.

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Two-Day Workshop with Joost Grootens

Creative Mapping and Editorial Design with Head of the Master Information Design at Design Academy Eindhoven
Date: October 27–28, 2014
Time: 10:00–19:00
Location: Gestalten Space, Sophie-Gips-Höfe, Sophienstraße 21, 10178 Berlin
Language: English
Limited to 20 participants
Participation Fee:

€599.00 / Early Booking Price: €399.00 (Limited to the first 7 applicants)

Head of the Master Information Design at Design Academy Eindhoven, Dutch graphic designer Joost Grootens has notably reinvented the art of map creation with his unconventional approach to atlases and editorial design. His Amsterdam-based studio has designed more than 100 books on information design and cartography, specializing in interpreting and presenting complex information with precision, typographic sensitivity, and visual flair.

In a time of information overload, an atlas is one of the most valid, or even urgent mediums for understanding the world in flux we live in. As a visual storytelling tool, it's not just a linear narrative but an information system that offers the reader several points of entry—to survey and inspect information. It uses the full palette and means of graphic design to translate data into information, show connections, and facilitate understanding. 

Over the two-day workshop, Joost Grootens will give insight into how to filter and translate complex data into visually compelling and narrative storytelling atlases for print editorials. Workshop participants will be divided into small groups, and under Groostens’ guidance, they will conduct research, edit and design an “Atlas Without Words”—a purely visual storytelling atlas based on a recent news event. Limited from using any text or numbers, participants will learn to utilize and integrate maps, photography, information graphics, illustrations, pictograms, diagrams and other graphic devices to create engaging editorial designs. 

At the end of the workshop, the “Atlas Without Words” will be collected and included in a print-on-demand book that will be made available to the public. 

This is a comprehensive two-day map and editorial design workshop, designed to help both professionals and students develop skills for creating print editorials. This is primarily a design workshop, but editors and journalists who have an interest in information and editorial design are also welcome. 

Requirements: Participants should bring their own laptop with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Indesign installed. Adobe Photoshop is recommended but not required.

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