Since 2017, REALTY focuses on the role of contemporary art in recent histories of gentrification. In view of this question and the simultaneously progressing developments on the future of the Haus der Statistik at Alexanderplatz, the STATISTA project was launched in 2019 to develop concrete strategies to overcome gentrification. The Leitmotif „Verstetigung as artistic and city-political process” was set as a contrast to the celebration of urban flux and temporary usage that has shaped contemporary art during the last decades. The term can be loosely translated as consolidation or rendering-permanent and is used within STATISTA to test ways of cooperating focusing towards the Commons.


In this context, the STATISTA Blog compiles a selection of essays and articles, which were developed by students of the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder and the Berlin University of the Arts in 2018/2019. In a two-semester research seminar, students of Socio-Cultural Studies conducted their own empirical research, accompanied by a series of workshops from students at the Institute for Art in Context.


Project participants 

Students of PD Dr. Stephan Lanz, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder:
Maxim Albert, Selvihan Bozkurt, Dalia El-Heit, Deniz Erdogdu, Svea Gaum, Niki Kasis, Léa Lochau, Keryeschi Lorenso, Carla Mann, Anton Schünemann, Laura Witt


Students of Prof. Dr. Jörg Heiser, Berlin University of the Arts: 
Ismail Karayakupoğlu, Genevieve Lipinsky und Pablo Santacana Lopez


Curator STATISTA and STATISTA Blog: 

Tirdad Zolghadr, Assoziierter Kurator der KW


Project coordination STATISTA Blog:
Duygu Örs


Artistic directors STATISTA:
Matthias Einhoff, Philip Horst, Harry Sachs, ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik


With special thanks to Nina Köppert und Johanna Weiß


STATISTA is a collaboration between ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics and KW Institute for Contemporary Art.