— AN ARGUMENT RATHER THAN AN OBJECT —  WE CREATE AD-HOC INTERVENTIONS THAT CELEBRATE THE POSSIBILITIES OF APPROPRIATING SPACE. WE USE AN ARCHITECTURAL LANGUAGE THAT IS ACCESSIBLE AND CAN BE IMPLEMENTED WITHOUT A GREAT DEAL OF PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATIVE EFFORT. THIS APPROACH AIMS TO MAKE PARTICIPATION EASY AND BREAK DOWN BOUNDARIES. WE ORGANIZE WORKSHOPS, CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES IN UNUSUAL PLACES WITH A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT ACTORS. WE USE INFLATABLE INSTALLATIONS AS A WAY OF ENGAGING A DISCUSSION ABOUT CURATORIAL PRACTICE, OPPORTUNISTIC URBANISM AND THE ROLE OF ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS AS PLACE-MAKERS AND PROVOCATEURS.

2019
PARIS
RESIDENCY

2021
BERLIN
48 H NEUKÖLLN

2019
PORTUGAL
BIENNALE

2020
BERLIN
THF

2018

BERLIN/ HAMBURG

2018
FANKFURT

2020
FRIBOURG
RESIDENCY

2020
BERLIN
ART WEEK

2015

COPENHAGEN ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL

2020

POLAND
GARBICZ

2019
BERLIN

2017

FORT GORGAST
FESTIVAL

2019

BERLIN

2018

BERLIN

2018



POPTICUM collective is a group of young architects and designers founded in 2014 in Berlin.

The name Popticum is derived from the term "pop" as in pop-up/popular and " Panopticum" as a philosophical and architectural concept of social space. We create ad hoc interventions that celebrate the possibilities of appropriating space. We use an architectural language that is accessible and can be implemented without much planning or management. This approach aims to facilitate participation and break down boundaries. Our structures can be stages and safe spaces that are inherently connective and discursive. We organize workshops, concerts and performances in unusual places and collaborate with a wide range of actors. 

"We use inflatable installations as a way of engaging a discussion about curatorial practice, opportunistic urbanism and the role of architects and designers as place-makers and provocateurs."

Contact
info@popticum.com

Team:
Maxie Schneider
Lasse Skafte
Erik Vogler
Frank Bauer
Marie Dietze
Camille Ledo
Martin Schlesier
Tvetelina Tvetkova
Lorenz Kuschnig

Share your experiences with us!
@popticum
#popticum
instagram: wearepopticum




selected talks:


Gestalten mit Luft 2022 Burg Giebichenstein Halle
Fold Fly Inflate  2019 TU Berlin
Berlin Art Week 2019 Berlin


selected perfomances:


legalizing witches 2021 Berlin
48 Neukölln 2021 Berlin
Hangar X 2020 Berlin
Berlin Art Week, Ufer Studios 2019
13.-14.9.2019 / Berlin
Garbage Festival 2019 Poland
residency at Les Grand Voisins
2019 / Paris, France
The Maia Biennial of Contemporary Art ’19 11.5. - 27.7. 2019 / Maia, Portugal
Chaos Communication Congress 35C3 27.-30. December 2018 / Leipzig, Germany
CONTAINER 11. - 28. Oktober 2018 / Hamburg, Berlin
Bureau N 10 years Anniversary September 2018 / Berlin, Germany
Bucht der Träumer 16.- 19. July 2018 / Germany
180° Festival 21.- 27. July 2018 / Sofia, Bulgaria
A Maze 24. - 29.04.2018 / Urban Spree Berlin
Bad et al 10.03.2018 / Berlin
Reverberation 03.03.2018 / Dresden
UWO 20.12.2017 / Panke, Berlin
WYSPA 2017 17.-20.8.2017 / Uckeralm
Concentrico 28.4- 01.05.2017 / Logrono, Spain
Air Apparent Festival @ West Germany 13.- 17.12.2016 / Berlin
WYSPA 2016 29.- 31.07.2016 / Fort Gorgast
FUSION FESTIVAL 2016 29.06. ‐ 03.07.2016 / Flugplatz Lärz
ARTISTANIA 05.06.2016 / Artistania, Berlin
KANN X GIEGLING 28.11.2015 / Conne Island, Leipzig
Giegling @ Gaswerk 27.11.2015 / Weimar
Artlake Festival 28.-30.08.2015 / Kiekebusch See
Fusion Festival 2015 22.-28.06.2015 / Flugplatz Lärz
Popticum Lisboa 12.09.2015 / Lisbon
Immergut Festival 29.05.2015 / Neustrelitz
Inflatable Camera Obscura 18.-20.03.2015 / Copenhagen
Platzangst 10.06.2014