Kulturpark, which ARTINFO first reported on here, is a grassroots project that is attempting to revitalize an abandoned Berlin amusement park, turning it into an art extravaganza. The crew has just launched a Kickstarter project to help find funding for the initiative, with a goal of $25,000. It’s only a matter of time until we’re all riding moldering trains and watching ghostly ferris wheels spin in the distance.
What makes Kulturpark so cool is that it’s basically a childhood dream come true — how else would you get to wander among toppled dinosaur sculptures? The awards for supporting the project range from a coloring book to tote bags and private tours, plus a few limited edition pieces of art. Everything will come together in June of this year, when Kulturpark kicks off with an artist residency program.
The Creative Camp from June 1 through 21 will feature Berlin-based artists and creatives to create site-specific work inside the park, while the Kultur-Exchange from June 22 through July 1 will see groups from the US and the rest of Germany visiting the site. Finally, the park will open to the public from June 28 to July 1. Check out Kulturpark’s introductory video by clicking through below. [Kickstarter]