About

SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA

How can a new kind of cinema be collectively created within a transnational society? SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA, the cinema-experiment by bi’bak, explores cinema as a space of social discourse, exchange, and solidarity. The curated film series brings together diverse social communities and connects places both near and geographically distant; it links pasts, presents and futures and moves away from a eurocentric gaze towards transnational, (post-)migrant and postcolonial perspectives. SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA is a different kind of cinema, one simultaneously committed to local and international communities, that understands cinema as an important public sphere of sociality; it considers film history as crucial to the work of cultural memory and is committed to a diversity of film culture and film art. In Haus der Statistik at Berlin-Alexanderplatz, SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA builds a bridge between urban practice and film to create a space that opens access, stimulates discussion, educates, moves, provokes and encourages. 

SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA is funded by Haupstadtkulturfonds, Conrad Stiftung and the Programm NEUSTART KULTUR

Past event series can be found in the archive.

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SİNEMANINO

Children's cinema from SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA

Concept by Malve Lippmann and Dr. Martin Ganguly

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Common Cold

un.thai.tled Film Festival 2021

Curated by Sarnt Utamachote and Rosalia Namsai Engchuan

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Sounding Womanhood

Feminist Gestures in Film

Curated by Pia Chakraverti-Würthwein & Eirini Fountedaki

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SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA says Thank you!
SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA thanks all funders,
who made the Cinema Experiment at Haus der Statistik possible since September 2020!
 
Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa
Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung
Berliner Projektfonds Urbane Praxis
Berliner Landeszentrale für politische Bildung
Bezirkskulturfonds des Bezirk Mitte
Bundesverband Soziokultur Programm NEUSTART Sofort­programm für Corona-bedingte Investitionen in Kultur­einrichtungen
Bundesverband Soziokultur Programm NEUSTART Förderbereich PROGRAMM
Draussenstadt der Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa
Fonds Soziokultur allgemeine Projektförderung sowie PROFIL:SOZIOKULTUR - Gefördert durch den Fonds Soziokultur aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen von NEUSTART KULTUR
Goethe Institut
Hauptstadtkulturfonds
ifa - Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen 
Kulturstiftung des Bundes
Martin Roth Initiative
Landesstelle für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit des Landes Berlin
Projektfonds Urbane Praxis
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
Stiftung Nord-Süd Brücken

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To the archive

Events

OV with English subs

SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA reopens soon!

SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA eröffent bald wieder!

Between September 2020 and June 2022, SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA, the cinema experiment by bi’bak, was one of the pioneer users at Haus der Statistik in Berlin.

We now take the rich experiences and knowledge gathered over the past two years to launch a new space in Berlin-Wedding!

Due to open in 2023, the new SİNEMA will be a physical hub that brings together film culture, arts, education, conversation and community.

In the meantime, stay updated by signing-up to our newsletter and following us on Instagram and Facebook, or check out our previous projects here and over at cinemaofcommoning.com 

We look forward to welcoming you again soon!