Lower East

it’s the blog

This is the blog for lower east & lower east lab. A mix of stuff from our design & communication world (things we do, things we have done, and things we experience and get inspired from) and news from our lab – where all kind of actions and experiments can happen – that be workshops, creative meetings, urban safaris (with focus on start up, architecture, design or food), and exhibitions, events, dinners and a lot more.

Raum Ø in Berlin

Dinner & art

April 22, 2024

“Raum Ø“ in Lower East Lab & Camillo’s Kitchen Lab. Raum Ø is a series of dinners and an art project by the Danish, Berlin-based, artist Solvejg Hockings. She has created a very interesting and important project, where she invites teenagers out for dinner at various locations in Berlin. One of the events we had in our lab in March 2024.

Lower East Lab & Camillo’s Kitchen Lab. All photos by Mark EJ Garner

Fun & drawing was a part of the dinner event

Solvejg explains “RAUM Ø is an artistic intervention that invites young people to eat together at one long table centered in a carefully curated space with interactive artworks on existentialism. The project invites the youth to disconnect from screens and engage with others over a shared meal, to promote their social skills and assist them in new ways of community building. The teenagers are involved in the planning and execution of the dinners. Professional chefs, will lead cooking classes, and teach different cuisines from around the world.

RAUM Ø has cooperated with Lobe Block GmbH, Lower East Lab Berlin/Camillo’s Kitchen Lab and Berlin Bilingual School.”

Spaghetti with fresh tomatoes, almonds and basil

If all goes well, Raum Ø and the Berlin teenagers will be back in the Lab several times throughout the year.

With Raum Ø, the photographer Mark EJ Garner also visited the lab – and created a wonderful series of photos from the evening – here’s a selection of them.

Beautiful flowers in the lab

Welcome to the Lower East Lab

In the Lower East Lab / Camillo’s Kitchen Lab

The woman behind the art project Solvejg Hockings

Pasta alla Norma