Online Hackathon

“Artistic Manoeuvres for the Digital Present”


German /  English / 

[Translate to EN:]

#HAUonline has been an integral part of HAU Hebbel am Ufer since March. Over the course of the next several months, in cooperation with Christiane Hütter and the dgtl fmnsm collective, the subject of research will be the present and future of a theater of many spaces – digital, analog and hybrid.

1. Online Hackathon

The first step will be an online hackathon (hacking + marathon), taking place from 11–13 September, aimed at developing a utopian theater of the future. Over the two and a half days, concepts for projects and prototypes will be created in new configurations. There will be collective meetings, with interdisciplinary teams forming at will, and ideas will be shared with one another.

Host: Christiane Hütter
Input from: Victoria Kure-Wu & Ilona Stuetz and Holger Dietrich

Contact partners for questions during the development phase:
Christiane Hütter
Lisa Passing (Heart of code)
Stefan Rüdinger


2. Jury 

Three teams will each receive a paid research residency based at HAU Hebbel am Ufer.


dgtl fmnsm
erklär mir mal
Nathan Fain
Katja Grawinkel-Claassen
Romily Alice Walden
and the hackathon participants have one collective vote

Host: Christiane Hütter

3. Residencies

The residencies are the third step of the digital laboratory. Over a three-week period during the respective months of October, November and December 2020, each selected team will continue their project. Throughout this time, at their disposal will be HAU3 along with basic technical equipment to develop for digital and performance aspects.

dgtl fmnsm will accompany the residence participants as mentors. Since 2016, the interdisciplinary collective has been using online and offline formats to explore the virtual potentials within contemporary performing arts, imagining what a theater of the future might look like in digitalized societies. In their programs, projects and interventions – most recently at HAU and the Hellerau European Centre for the Arts – dgtl fmnsm have been gathering feminist, queer and tech-positive perspectives, constantly experimenting as a means to eschew expectations and norms. Artistic residencies online and offline are an essential part of its collaborative work.

A collective closing will follow the residencies.

Mentors of the residencies: dgtl fmsnm


  • Past
    Fri 11.9.2020, 18:00 / HAU4
    Sat 12.9.2020, 11:00 / HAU4
    Sun 13.9.2020, 11:00 / HAU4

Further Information


A project by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Made possible with: The funding programme for digital development in the cultural sector of Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.


Digital Stage

HAU’s digital stage

HAU3000 / Positions, Projects, Publications

The Glowing Room

Text by Hendrik Otremba.

An Introduction to “Collectivize Facebook”

By Jonas Staal

“Collectivize Facebook” is a lawsuit aimed to turn Facebook into public property, initiated by artist Jonas Staal and lawyer Jan Fermon. Read here Staal’s introduction to the project.

“Manifestos for Queer Futures”

Video Documentation

As part of the festival “The Present Is Not Enough – Performing Queer Histories and Futures”, HAU initiated an open call for artists based in Berlin, who were invited to submit proposals for their Manifestos for Queer Futures.