Kulturlabor Trial & Error is a Berlin based, non profit organization, working with crafts, D.I.Y. culture, sustainability, arts and media. We are the queens of Upcycling, the experts for creative activism and your local Kiez-swap shop and fairteiler and much more. For updates of our events, subscribe to our newsletter!


The 7th edition of our Recycled Creativity Festival is over. We are still sorting our trash and cleaning uo our office space, which makes us think about our soon to be found new swapping, living and office space. Yes we have to move, our contract in Mareschstrasse is ending, so if you hear about a space in our beloved kiez, please contact us!

Otherwise we are searching for new team members and other active people to be involved in T&E main board! Interested? Come over and talk to us!

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Swap Shop

Welcome to the Trial and Error Swap Shop!

Let us tell you a bit more about our philosophy. We encourage you to avoid consumer-chaos by SHARING things we no longer use.

Instead of buying new things, we inspire you to try finding them here in our shop!

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You also prefer sharing to selling? You can't stand to see food in trash containers? You agree that it is unnecessary to produce and produce endlessly as long as we can reuse our existing goods? Then we have good news for you!

Trial&Error is a supporter of Foodsharing, which means, we pick up bread and bakery products every Tuesday to save them from the trash and share them with YOU.

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Kulturlabor Trial&Error e.V. members have a deep connection with gardening - we have been part of different gardening actions, in many experimental sessions we have tried to connect upcycling and gardening. We have experience in facilitating workshops in school about sustainability, urban gardening and food. Now we are involved in working with children in the project Gartenlabor Los Tomatos.

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