Werkstatt im CityLAB

Technologiestiftung Berlin

What’s the point?

The “Workshop in CityLAB” is a space for experiments with methods from the colour palette of electrical engineering and computer science – and everything else that appeals to your creativity. All activities are thematically related to current digital urban issues and are complemented by the production of freely licensed educational materials. The focus is on a participative and inclusive mediation work. All citizens of the city are invited to create the future of the city with coding and hardware “hands on”.

What happened so far?

Every last Friday of the month from 5.30 pm to 8 pm, the creators of the “Werkstatt im CityLAB” invite you to an open workshop afternoon with different focus topics. In July 2019 it opened its doors for the first time – on the topic of upcycling! Followed by further workshops, for example for the construction of a GPS tracker, digital street music, bicycle lighting and automated allotment garden paradises for the windowsill at home. In addition, workshops and projects in cooperation with external partners such as the HTW Berlin, the Fliegerwerkstatt or the LoRaWAN community (local radio applications in the IoT area) are being developed in the workshop.

How can I join in?

Current events of the “Werkstatt im CityLAB” can be found in the event calendars of the Technology Foundation and CityLAB. We are looking forward to all who come and participate! We regularly document the results on the Technology Foundation’s blog and on Github.

Previous knowledge is not necessary. We are happy about everyone who comes and participates!

With the workshop in CityLAB, the Technology Foundation Berlin makes an offer to the city’s citizens* to cooperate on exemplary projects in education and empowerment in CityLAB and to communicate the content to the outside world in the form of events, freely licensed educational materials and through implementation in the urban space.


Carolin Clausnitzer