Heritage Site Intervention

Work Package 3

Work Package Leader: Colin Sterling, UvA

This work package focuses on the industrial heritage site of E-WERK Luckenwalde in Germany. E-WERK was built in 1913 as a coal power station supplying energy to the city of Luckenwalde and beyond. After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, E-WERK ceased production and lay dormant for almost 30 years. In 2019 Performance Electrics transformed E-WERK into a renewable ‘Kunststrom’ power station and contemporary art centre, encompassing four floors and a vast outdoor space. PITCH will intervene in E-WERK’s ongoing transformation and process through creative activities focused on heritage, energy and participation. This WP aims to show how repurposing heritage sites directly associated with petroculture can encourage a deeper understanding of energy production and foster confidence in the deep changes necessary to bring about a green transition.