Kulturlabor Trial & Error e.V. ist Teil des Mašta Magazine Networks. Durch unsere Publikationen teilen wir Arbeits- und Projekterfahrungen, sowie die damit gewonnene Expertise. Da wir an offene Prozesse glauben, steht unsere Arbeit unter creative commons. Alle Links zu unseren Büchern und Publikationen findest du unten. Der Download ist kostenlos und erwünscht! Wir freuen uns natürlich über Spenden.



Kulturlabor Trial & Error e.V. publishes books and is part of the Mašta Magazine network. Through our publications we share the experience of our work and our projects. As we believe in open processes, we licence our work under creative commons. Here you will find links to the online versions of our books which are all free for download. If you wish to support our work, you are welcome to do so!



Urban Beekeeping - a tool for teaching democracy in youthwork 

The Urban beekeeping guide is the result of a strategic partnership between 4 organisation from hungary, germany, portugal and spain - funded by the erasmus+ program by the european union. The guide is structured in philosophical and conceptual input about the topic, general information about bees, the beekeeping starters handbook and best practices in urban beekeeing.


Learning active citizenship through urban beekeeping -

Let‘s learn deep and flavorful democracy from bees.



Cover picture: Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
Design: Sandra Wiesthal
Text by: Rui Cordeiro
Edited by: Judit Varga
Text about urban beekeeping practices by the partner organisations:

Messzelato Association


PIC - Can Masdeu

and Kulturlabor Trial&Error e.V.

Swapping Culture: toolkit


With the little zine you will find out how to start your own Swapshop, which challenges you may face and how you should deal with them.


The toolkit is a joint creative effort of Kulturlabor Trial&Error e. V. collective and friends, who met in the youth workers mobility “Swapping culture: a tool for sustainable youth involvement strategies” in November 2018 in Berlin.

The project was made possible through a grant from ERASMUS+ European Union, from JUGEND für Europa Nationale Agentur Erasmus+ JUGEND IN AKTION. 

Action & Methods.

German - Ukrainian Youth Encounters. 


This publication is a compilation of materials presented and created for, during and after the german-ukranian youth encounter “RECLAIM THE CITY: German-Ukrainian youth exchange on participative citizenship and urban activism”, that was curated by Kulturlabor Trial&Error e. V. with financial support of Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future“ (EVZ), the German foreign ministry, as well as Robert Bosch Stiftung and took place in Berlin, Germany from 21 – 30 July 2017 and in Kharkiv, Novogradovka and Dobro- pillya, Ukraine from 31 August – 9 September 2017. 


sustainABILITY 2.0 - resources: documentation of a training course


“SustainABILITY- resource management of selforganized youth collectives” is the second edition  of international seminars for youth workers to the applicant organisation Kulturlabor Trial&Error e.V. (Berlin, Germany). SustainABILITY is an attempt to seek for alternative, where such factors as community, motivation, owns needs and expectations, transparency and equality as well as possibility to engage in all levels of activities in the organisation are playing crucial role. An alternative, where the opinions, skills and dreams of young people matters, regardless their economical, social or political situation. An alternative, where young people and youth workers can work on the things that matters.

Project brought together 35 youth workers from 8 different countries - Germany, Croatia, Italy, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, Latvia and Belarus to participate in 8+2 days training course, that will take place from 17th till 26th of March, 2017 in Berlin and Brandenburg, Germany.

Project was implemented b y Kulturlabor Trial&Error e.V. (Berlin, Germany)within the framework and with financial support of ERASMUS+ Jugend In Aktion KA1 with number 2016-3-DE04-KA105-014704.


SustainABILITY 1.0 Training course documentation


“SustianABILIY: sustainable management of self-organised youth collectives”


This publication is compilation of materials presented and created for, during and after training course “sustainABILITY - sustainable management of self-organised youth collectives”, that was curated by Kultur-

labor Trial&Error e. V. with financial support of ERASMUS +KA1 mobility project for youth workers and took place in Wernsdorf, Brandenbug, Germany from 21. until 30. of November 2015




Werkzeugkiste - kreative Umweltbildung

Kreative Ansätze für Umweltthemen in der Schule.
Das Kulturlabor Trial&Error e.V. hat das Projekt „Kreative Umweltwerkstätten“ an der Eduard-Mörike-Schule in Neukölln durchgeführt. Inhalt des Projektes: Entwickeln und Durchführen von Kreativ-Workshops.


(* creative enviromental education in schools*)








Kreative Umweltwerkstätten - Methodensammlung

Ihr braucht noch mehr Ideen? Dann schaut doch mal in die Methodensammlung rein!


(* more ideas on creative enviromental education*)







Upcycle it! - A toolkit for creative recycling

A book with practical manuals, background information on different materials and interesting articles! Avaliable in English and in Spanish.


(*Kreatives Recycling auf Englisch und Spanisch*)






The Trashformers

D.I.Y. book about how to transform waste to useful objects, information about waste issues, decisions and exercises. The book is one of the results of the Trashformers Workshop which took place in Lauchammer 2012.


(* DIY zu Upcycling, inkl. Infos zu verwandten Themen*)








Recycled Creativity Festival Photobook - 2011

The digital version of the handmade photobook of the Recycled Creativity Festival 2011.


(* Digitale version des Fotobuchs zum Recycled Creativity Festival*)