This is the story of an industrial hall by the Spree. KAOS Berlin is in Schöneweide, a Southeastern neighborhood of the city, which often is a transition district for many locals and travelers in their rush towards the airport. But what many fail to acknowledge, is that Schöneweide provides for the biggest area of land marked industrial buildings in Europe. No wonder that it used to be called Chicago at the Spree. You can book tours to learn more about the architecture and history at the Industrie Salon.
The team behind KAOS Berlin is interdisciplinary – coming from the fields of design, fine art, media, or crafts – and this is not a coincidence. The freelancers aim for diversity and work together to construct smaller ateliers in the wide hall. They organize music events and exhibitions – so make sure to check their schedule in advance. They keep open for collaborations, event bookings or just a spontaneous drink on their terrace at the river.
Tip1: To reach the venue, walk into the industrial yard from Wilhelminenhofstraße and head straight ahead towards the river, KAOS will be at the shore, on your right.
Tip2: A great time to go to Schöneweide is the yearly art festival Kunst am Spreeknie in July, when the many open ateliers and halls create a Biennale feeling.