About us

silent green is a cultural space and independent project that has found a unique home in the premises of the former Wedding crematorium. The focus is on interdisciplinary and experimental work located at the interfaces of music, film and visual arts.

The special atmosphere of the listed cultural quarter, removed from the hustle and bustle of urban life, has to do with its history. Built in 1910 as the city's first crematorium, the building bears witness to the cultural and historical change that accompanied the introduction of cremation as an alternative form of burial in Germany. In the deliberately secularly designed building, stone griffins, a snake embedded in the floor and wrought-iron flame bowls were intended to lend symbolic shape to the new form of burial.

Today, the cultural campus in the north of Berlin is home to more than 100 actors from the cultural sector - among others, the label !K7, the Musicboard Berlin, the film archive of Arsenal - Institute for Film and Video Art as well as transmediale and Pictoplasma.

silent green is an idealistic project and a matter of the heart of the two owners Bettina Ellerkamp and Jörg Heitmann. All proceeds flow into the preservation of the location and into artistic projects. A sustainable creative infrastructure is to be created in Wedding. The Kulturquartier is also a reaction to the increasing displacement and disappearance of artistic spaces in Berlin, such as the demolition of the Stattbad Wedding.