exhibition, curation, workshops, paneltalks
2023

What is the importance of the Spree for Berlin?
How is the river doing and what is its relationship with the city, the region, people, animals and plants?
Is there water in me that has already flowed through both our bodies?
Does water store memories?

Around the theme of water, WeWater brings together perspectives from design, art and science here on Berlin's
Paul-Lincke-Ufer.
The starting point for the exhibition is the urban design SpreeVision Osthafen, which was developed last year by the SpreeBerlin initiative. The design shows the scenario of a social-ecological regenerated Spree in the section of the Osthafen basin.
Further venues of the exhibition are therefore the Osthafen itself, where the design can be discovered via an AR application, as well as the Rummelsburger Bucht, which becomes the sounding board of a performance. The works of the contributing international designers and artists tell through different media about water, as well as its manifold relations to the city,
its non - human as well as human inhabitants.

WeWater

Biography
Jakob Kukula is a multidisciplinary creator, working in the fields of art, design and music. Born and raised in Berlin, he is life-long influenced by the city’s thriving scenes.
After finishing his product design studies at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, that included abroad experiences at the Pratt Institute, NY and working with Studio Drift in Amsterdam, he returned to Berlin where he worked two years with the Studio Olafur Eliasson and finished his MA Thesis at KHB Weißensee.

As a CO-Founder of Symbiotic lab he currently explores a Planet-Centric Design practice, questioning the relationship between humans and nature, trying to find ways to reconnect and suggest ideas for a social and planetary transformation combining art, design & science.

CV
2022 - DDW, Exhibition & PanelTalk with SpreeBerlin
2022 - OpenNext! - SpreeBerlin
2022 - ArtBiesenthal - Metamorphosis

2022 - Founding Symbiotic Lab at DesignFarm, Berlin
2022 - "Living with Uncertainty" - Artists Residency Project in Munich - Ebenboeckhaus
2021 - GDG Design Kultur Award for Spree&Berlin” at Kunstgewerbe Museum, Berlin
2021 - Kuration of SYNCRONICITIES at B-Part Berlin
2021 - Artist Residency, Sommerhaus Ammersee
2021 - Workshop & Impulse at Circular Society Forum, Berlin
2021 - BMBF -  »Zeigt eure Forschung!« im Wissenschaftsjahr - "SpreeBerlin"
2020 - Master Thesis at Kunsthochschule Weißensee, Berlin / Project "SpreeBerlin"
2018 - 2020 Working for Studio Olafur Eliasson, Production & Development2020 Art Bisenthal
2018 - ROH x OFF
2018 - BA degree at Bauhaus University, Weimar2017 Exhibition of project „Made Of Rock“, Dutch Design Week
2016 - Exchange to Pratt Institute NY2016 Six month Internship at Studio Drift, Amsterdam

AwardsPress & Publications
Metamorphosis Publication, ENTKUNSTUNG X Symbiotic Lab
SpreeBerlin
→ Circular Society Forum Berlin
→ SyncroniCities
→ Hochschulwettbewerb - Bioökonomie 2021
Made of Rock
→ bauhausstudio100
Designing Sustainable Interventions at Dutch Design Week 2017
→ Dezeen
→ Interview on Dutch Design Week 2017



Berlin, 10999
Germany
info@jakobkukula.com
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lab projects

WeWater

2023

SpreeVision

2020-22

SpreeBerlin - Voice Of A River

2020-22

MetaMorphosis

2021-22

SynchroniCities

2021

Unseal the City

2021

Living With Uncertainties

2022

artistic research

On Meditation • PulsRaum

2024

On Water • Aqua Sonic

2022

On Water • Riverplay

2022

On Time • Kronos

2021-22

On Light • ASOP

2022

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