WHATEVEREST on Teufelsberg ▶ the base of an old NSA spy station ◀ is an interdisciplinary and cooperative working place that is being built by a group of inventors, designers and artists since the early spring 2014. Essential is a big Workshop Hall for woodworking, metal, robotics, textile and visual studies. A place for realizing single or community projects and exchanging experiences.
Teufelsberg is disconnected from public infrastructure. Therefore building a Collective Working Space requires a lot of creative input and invites us to think and create in a self reliant, sustainable way. To this end, the cooperation of a variety of professions is crucial ▶ built on an open-minded culture that is willing to exchange knowledge and ideas as well as realize them. Outside the workshop are growing gardens, an outside kitchen, a tree house built at the highest point in Berlin looks over the city.
These and other projects are research towards adequate solutions for small architecture, energy supplies, micro-farming, resource organization and mobility. The experiments and products remediate the soil, they work with the rubble that makes up the mountain, and they fulfill communal functions. They are being tested by the community on spot. The actions at Whateverest help to preserve a potential future memorial, whose architecture is more and more degrading and vanishing.
ASL+ The Autonomous System Laboratory experiments and invents around products, architecture and system designs that support self sufficiency, off the grid community living and their organization. Cooperation and sharing is the foundation ASl+ builds its projects on. In the last years ASL+ worked mainly on community generated open source hardware robotics to research or remediate man made pollution on water ways. Whateverest became ASL+ new home and favorite playground.
Elisa Limberg is a stage, costume and video designer who worked for numerous theater and opera houses, a.o. Staatstheater Stuttgart, Schauspiel Frankfurt, Bayerische Staatsoper, Münchner Kammerspiele and Sophiensaele Berlin. A long-time collaboration links her to the Berlin based opera company Novoflot and she participated in productions of the New York theater group object collection and KHOROS inc. Detroit. Further she is co-founder of the recently formed artist collective F for real. Whateverest at Teufelsberg Berlin is the ideal place for developing her projects while being inspired by this particular environment.
Hunter Lee Daniel
Artist from New Orleans. He experiments with sounds, video, dancing and body expressions.
Jo.Jovoo is involved in various sustainable fashion projects and her skill set covers fashion design, illustration, graphics and producing of creative prototypes. She does design for a social business start-up based between Berlin and Bangladesh, graphics for the Ethical Fashion Show Berlin and the Greenshowroom and is board member of the Fashion Revolution Germany. Recently she took responsibility for the design of Ethletic, a brand which is doing sneaker out of organic and Fairtrade-certified cotton. www.jovoo.de
Katrin Storz is a fashion designer in love with food. She enjoys collective cooking and sharing the discovery of culinary delights.
On Whateverest she is looking beyond her own dish, recently getting a taste of glass, wood and metal.
Monica Haller is an artist who uses design, photo, sound, installation and writing. She has a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies, a MFA in Visual Studies. Her work is focused on violent and non-violent activities in human and environmental systems, with research in soil ecology and memory. Her recent publications include Riley and his story and the Veterans Book Project, both focused on the U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Apart from responding to violent governmental regimes, on Teufelsberg she tries to fly slicing potatoes and building small masonry.
Nico Jungel is an artist and inventor. Lately, his work splits into drawing and engineering.
He recently published a drawn book on ‘motion’ and built the pedal- and solarpowered mobile space ‘8rad²solar’. He thinks about dumping the ‘8rad²solar’ in a vulcano, not being sure if it wouldnʼt be more pathetic to keep it. Teufelsberg is a memorial of how insane mankind can get (Germania, WW II, Cold War, NSA). The location forces one to add new layers to history, being aware that history will always be re-written and so encourages one to do it in the best way possible. www.nicojungel.net
Philipp Klingspies is a professional tree house builder who has built tree houses in Europe, India and Brazil. He is experienced in all aspects of tree house construction with skills in climbing, carpentry, metal work, craft, electrics, plumbing and interior design.
Beneath the ground and below the rubble, are the reminents of the Nazi military-technical college
(Wehrtechnische Fakultät). Designed by Albert Speer, the Nazis envisioned the location as hub of the empire, had they won the war. Whateverest works on top of these historical layers in and around
the NSA spy station. On former grounds of superior and exclusive thinking , whateverest wants to establish an open culture of collaboration and shared knowledge.
invites new people and ideas. Bios will grow and change.
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