LABOR K //// K LAB
K LAB is a laboratory for communication at the Institute for Urban and Regional Planning (ISR) at TU Berlin. Founded in 2018, it serves as the coordination hub for internal and external communication of the institute, including the organization of events, exhibitions, and other formats that create space for multidisciplinary debates. At the same time, it acquires funding for and conducts research on communication and ways of re-thinking urban design and planning processes, methods, tools, skills, strategies and tactics necessary to improve our understandings of and abilities to navigate the complexities and messiness of urban realities.
In K LAB’s work, communication is practiced as a multidirectional dialogue to expand understandings of the urban. It is a two-footed practice, pivoting on collaborative production and presentation of knowledge, and on interaction and exchange among stakeholders.