Prater Digital is an attempt to make art and interaction a new experience on the Internet and to make a cultural site rich in history accessible on an equal level in digital space.

In an initial phase in December 2020, artists, experts and the public were involved in researching which digital cultural techniques are suitable and need to be learned in order for visual and performing arts to function well online. New approaches to art in the digital space were created and an exemplary, data-secure and ethically sound digital infrastructure was built. This knowledge is made available in exchange formats and in our Learnings.

Various modular spaces have been designed in which meetings, assemblies, exhibitions, performances and shows can take place. The Prater’s rooms are open to artists and projects in the field of cultural education and to all interested parties.

Julian Kamphausen, Artistic Director of the Pilot Phase (2020-2021)
As a member of the advisory committee, Julian Kamphausen has worked together with the Director of the Art and Culture Department, Tina Balla, to develop and advance the project in the spirit of the outcomes of the advisory committee’s work.

Gloria Schulz, Programming and Digital Creative Producer
Gloria Schulz is a digital artist from Hamburg. Gloria Schulz (she/her) is a digital artist from Hamburg. She is a founding member of the artist collective »Blutende Freischwimmer*innen«, feels most at home in gray windows and, as a visual hacker, explores immersive illusory spaces. She is Creative Producer and Technical Artist at NODE Forum for Digital Arts and founder of the Studio für unendliche Möglichkeiten.

Prater Digital is a project of the Department of Art and Culture oft he District Authority of Pankow. It was developed and realized in collaboration with the curator Julian Kamphausen and the advisory board on the future of Prater Berlin with Berrak Nil Boya, Gloria Schulz in cooperation with Mark Coniglio (Troikatronix) and the digital.DTHG, with the support of the course “Spiel && Objekt” of the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch, Ricardo Gehn (OutoftheBox), Performersion, as well as representatives of numerous cultural institutions. Prater Digital is funded by Culture and Europe and implemented by the Technology Foundation Berlin as part of the kulturBdigital program.

Prater Digital was sponsored with funds from the Funding Guideline on Digital Development in Culture (“Förderrichtlinie zur digitalen Entwicklung im Kulturbereich”) of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

Ausstellungsfonds für die Kommunalen Galerien der Berliner Bezirke 2021