Akira Takayama / Port B

McDonald’s Radio University /

Part of “Claiming Common Spaces”


For the McDonald’s Radio University (mru) the Japanese conceptual and theater artist Akira Takayama adapts the Utopian plan for a decentralized and mobile university once designed by the British architect Cedric Price. Takayama uses these plans to develop a model that transmits knowledge and enables an education for refugees and migrants. In a three-day lecture series, teachers from non-European countries deepen and expand on the traditional academic canon of knowledge by drawing on their own life experiences and research interests. So far, the McDonald’s Radio University has been held in restaurants of the fast food chain by the same name. Berlin will be the first city where a boat is converted into a temporary mru-restaurant. While this boat will move back and forth between the Spree river and Landwehrkanal, the McDonald's Radio University will also present a research center at HAU, which the Japanese architect Keigo Kobayashi designed. The installation-like exhibition offers insights into reference points used by the University and will also showcase the next steps of the unfolding project.

The detailed curriculum of the McDonald's Radio University with further information on all events, the departure times and stations with routes as well as all participants and lecture titles can be found at

McDonald's Radio University Archive & Research Center
21.6., 18:00-22:00, 22.+23.6., 12:00-22:00, HAU2, Admission free 

McDonald's Radio University River Tour Berlin
21.-23.06.2018, for departure times and stations please see respective tour, ticket per section 3 €

The event is not accessible for wheelchair users.


Artistic Direction: Akira Takayama / Port B / With: Wael Alafandi, Alaa Alsobh, Bashar Alrefaee, Alina Amer, Eman Chaker Azm, Mylène Damaris Ntolo, Omid Feroozi, Keith Kelele King, Napuli Paul Langa, Raji Salam / Dramaturgy: Hannah Baumann, Aljoscha Begrich, Caroline Brendel, Marcus Dross / Exhibition and Interior Design: Keigo Kobayashi / Project Coordination: Caroline Brendel


  • Past
    Thu 21.6.2018, 17:00 /
    Thu 21.6.2018, 18:00 / HAU2
    Fri 22.6.2018, 12:00 / HAU2
    Fri 22.6.2018, 17:00 /
    Sat 23.6.2018, 11:00 /
    Sat 23.6.2018, 12:00 / HAU2
    Sat 23.6.2018, 17:00 /


Production: Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main. Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media of Germany within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses, the Saison Foundation and the Terumo Foundation for Life Science and Art. Supported by: CCA Canadian Centre for Architecture, Keigo Kobayashi Laboratory, Dept. of Architecture and Waseda University.

“Claiming Common Spaces” – A project by the Alliance of International Production Houses, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

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