5-7th June 2023
Arena Berlin & Festsaal Kreuzberg
Andrea Goetzke works as a curator and cultural producer in Berlin. Across music, discourse, radio and experimental formats she explores cultural and social questions, narratives, structures and collective practices, and how things can be imagined otherwise. She is passionate about creating and hosting hospitable spaces for inspiration and encounter.
Among Andrea's current projects are the Sound Lab for Fluid Ways of Knowing, together with Okhiogbe Omonblanks Omonhinmin, a collaborative sound & language residency between Germany & Ghana, and a forthcoming series at ZK/U on Rehearsing Moves on Hazy Paths, a follow up on her 2022 summer series on post-capitalist desires Towards a Shimmer on the Horizon. She recently worked on the production of the exhibition Other Minds/Screen City Biennial at the observatory in Treptower Park, curated a space on web3 and culture at re:publica last year, and participated with her project PicnicFM in the Citizenship of ZK/U for documenta 15.
Andrea is co-founder of Music Pool Berlin, a project to support musicians on their professional paths. Among her current projects is Picnic FM, outdoor gatherings for collective listening, participating in documenta this summer. She has recently co-curated a programme on COLLECTIVE PRACTICES at Kunsthaus ACUD. She has organized Torstraßenfestival, a music festival with a focus on the Berlin music scenes for 10 years. Andrea has worked as a curator and moderator with Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Loop Summit for Music Makers, re:publica in Accra and Berlin, the Goethe Institute and many more. With all2gethernow e.V. she organized conferences on music culture and business for many years. Andrea hosts the radio show Beyond on the German online radio station ByteFM, and occasionally plays music related to that sound in public.
Andrea has a background in both digital culture and environmental studies. She worked on open source approaches, open culture and questions of Internet & society – as a curator, consultant and organizer. She worked on several projects with partners in different countries of the African continent, as well as with the United Nations. Her thesis at university was on tropical ecology.