We are excited to announce that our “Pop-Up Teahouse“, the cultural event series launched in 2021 is back this summer!
“OPEN!” is the overall motto of this summer’s Pop-Up Teahouse at C*SPACE Berlin. In cooperation with several co-curators and hosts, the program will unfold in a variety of formats. Some are “perennials” from last year, others were newly “seeded” in various dialogues with people in our community over the winter months. The program also contains open empty “fields” for yet unknown “flowers to bloom”, and we are open for spontaneous pop-ups at or beyond the dates mentioned. What unites all formats, be they contemplative, artistic, or more provocative, is the cultivation of open minds and open hearts, curiosity, and courage, all much needed to help us regenerate and face the challenges of our times. Of course, there will also be plenty of tea to be had together!
POP-UP TEA HOUSE SALONS
Evening gatherings, held mostly Fridays, from 7 to 10 pm. From artworks to words, books to beliefs, ideas to interventions. Photography, personal stories, and poetry. From “food for thought” to soul food, from talks to tea, salons offer an open stage for presentations, discussions, or curated conversations.
July 1: Hong Kong observations: Art in Pro- test (Synopsis of MA thesis, Humboldt University). Host: Karen Cheung, independent curator
July 8: OPEN slot call for the contribution!
July 15: A Fengshui Teahouse Salon Evening with Howard Choy. Starting at 7 pm.
August 19: OPEN Space & Pop-Ups. Host: AK – Asiatischer Künstlerverein
Sept 9: Chai Talks: Unfolding Freedom. Hosts: Sudebi Thakurata & Probal Banerjee with Katelijn Verstraete
Sept 10: CITYMAKERS @ The Pop-Up Teahouse: Alternative Ways of Living – Sharing Concrete Projects & Visions with Elan Zeng, Forest Studio
LEARNING & COURSE
Howard Choy, architect and founder of “SHOUYI.”: Qi Gong and Feng Shui Theory & Practice. Intro talks at TEA TIMES with opportunity for regular community practice starting in autumn. First talk on FENG SHUI from July 15, from 6 to 7 pm. Second Talk: July 29th: 6-7 pm at TEA TIME.
July 21–24: Collective creation research project – Creative dance and choreography workshop culminating in a performance guided by contemporary dancer TIAN Gao: for people from all fields, with or without dance experience (Thu/Fri, 7–10pm + Sat/Sun, 1/2 days)
PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK EVENINGS
Four Thursday evenings presenting photo books. Themes: Disappearing Hometown. Relationship. Social Landscape. Youth Culture.” Host: Chen Haisu.
Dates: July 7th and 21st, August 4th and 18th.
Monday Movie Nights: A series of six films, hosted by KAS- scholarship holders on the initiative of Pisen Sou, Global Communications student (MA). Film Titles check online. Supported by KAS – Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.
Dates: Starting August 1st, weekly till Sept 5th (see flyer for download on top of this page)
Screening of Goldfish from Taiwan
Date: Sept 17
Host: Taiwan Film Festival Berlin
TEA TIMES: Every Friday starting June 24, 4 to 7 pm.
Hosted by tea experts, traders, lovers. Community tea culture space.
June 24th– Jan & Lavia (C*SPACE)
July 1st-“Tea & Cake” with tea Sommelier Claudia Priemer (Büro für Geist & Genuss)
July 8th– “Cold Brew Herbal Tea Tasting” with Claudia Seibusi, tea sommelier and founder of Eattea
July 15th– “Healthy Mind and Body with a cup of Tea” with Ye Ming, tea master and founder of “Das Geheimnis des Tees”
July 22nd– “Tea pairing with Pretzel & Berliner”- Laura & Steward, founders of Connecasia,
tea masters with speciality in Tea & Culinary
July 29th- Tea with Cordula Paetzel, Beimake China Tea
Aug 5th- Tea with Sergey Shevelev, the founder of Moychay Tea Culture Club Amsterdam
August 12th- Tea with Jõan Pinheiro
August 19th- Vietnamese Tea with Hong Mai Dang
August 26th- Tea with Gabriele Messina, Nannuoshan
September 2nd- tbc
September 9th- INDIAN CHAI with Katelijn Verstraete, Sudebi Thakurata & Probal Banerjee
September 16th -tbc
September 30th — October 2nd Berlin Tea Festival
More details on our TEA TIME hosts here
POP-UP TEAHOUSE CREATIVE SHELF & SHOP
6 square meters of creative shelves at the C*SPACE 3rd-floor studio for artists to exhibit their work and products! Open for contribution
call now! (Sizes of shelves 38cm x 80cm and 18×64 cm)
FOR INTERPERSONAL ENCOUNTERS AND CROSS-CULTURAL INTERDISCIPLINARY INTERACTIONS.
Organizer of the Pop-Up Teahouse Berlin: C-SPACE Berlin gGmbH – independent social enterprise and creative space dedicated to ideas and encounters across borders, founded by Katja Hellkötter and Jan Siefke. Pop-Up Teahouse Berlin started in 2021 with support from the Berlin Senate Chancellery to foster Berlin’s cosmopolitan open spirit.
This year’s funding: Costs are covered partially by support from foundations, plus by individual community donations. Contributions p.p. for events: Check online.