Agora Collective is a Berlin-based experimental center for contemporary practices. Founded in 2011, as an independent project space, Agora expands its mission to prototype an interdisciplinary community in two venues. Agora is devoted to reflect on alternative models for cultural, social and economical production nowadays, developing a diverse and inclusive programme in the fields of arts, sustainability and beyond.
Agora is dedicated to act in several strands in relation to collaborative practices. Its layered programme is curated to work as a catalyst in the multi-disciplines present in and outside its physical locations in Berlin and internationally offering co-working spaces, artists studios, workshops, dance studio, event space and a café.
Agora is also the house of its art collective, developing and curating projects dedicated to collaborative frameworks and process oriented educational programmes like: AFFECT, our programme for collaborative artistic practices and MOVE to be launched in September 2016, is a platform dedicated to the study, practice and production of dance and performance art in Berlin.
Agora´s artistic approach to food is an important aspect and tool to tackle social, political and environmental issues. Beyond working as a café and restaurant during the weekdays, Agora brings together initiatives engaged to explore current approaches to food, being a place to explore forms of thinking, producing and manipulating food today.
Since 2015, Agora Collective e.V. is a member of the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme – CAPP – co-funded by Creative Europe and it has been supported by international funding bodies such as Nordic Culture Fund and Nordic Culture Point to develop its artistic and educational activities. Since early 2016, the project expands its activities into a new venue with the support of the Swiss Foundation, Edith Maryon.
In 2016, Agora opens its second space, in the former Kindl Gelande, just five-minutes away from its base in Mittelweg. The 2200sq. meters of Agora Rollberg are being converted into an experimental center for artistic and sustainable practices. Its entire construction responds to the idea of circularity, in which everything is consciously reintegrated into the construction.