iCollective is a collaborative platform of artists, curators and researchers working at the intersection of arts, urban interventions and socially engaged projects from a feminist perspective.
We explore the interaction between individual experiences and collective ideas, recombining the notions of private and public. From a situated, artistic approach we develop strategies that encourage citizens to re-imagine the city fostering commoning, inclusion and empathy.
iCollective started in 2009 when we met in Berlin. Informal chats became passionate discussions, in which we shared our interest in intertwining our artistic work with the context we were living in, in a collective way.
Over the years, iCollective has developed projects locally and globally. In Berlin we regularly organize the Who Cares? Feminist Art Festival about care work, and Urbane Künste ERbeLEBEN, which aims to bring young people’s perspective on city development into the public sphere.
We have also presented artworks in several international frameworks such as the parallel events of Manifesta 8 and 9 (Spain and Belgium), 48-Hours Neukölln Festival (Germany), OpenArt Örebro (Sweden), Buenos Aires Museums Night (Argentina), Schmiede (Austria), School of Intermedia Art, Hangzhou (China).
We work in the following areas:
iCollective develops strategies that activate mechanisms of engagement, creating spaces for exchange and production of knowledge, through the implementation of collaborative practices.
We develop site-specific installations for in- and outdoor spaces which can be activated by their users, allowing creative communication and enriching the experience of the environment.
Workshops & Public Talks
Through the workshop dynamic, iCollective creates exchange platforms, practice-based labs and conceptual opportunities to share and create knowledge and experience.
We create learning situations for children, young adults and adults to reflect on topics like care, feminism, public space, communities, commons, solidarity and engagement in the city.