Building on deep connections forged over several years with some of Europe’s leading creative agencies, educational institutions and civic leaders, ArtCenter established a permanent, year-round studio for students in the innovative concept mall Bikini Berlin when the complex opened in 2013.

This satellite studio of ArtCenter College of Design, headquartered in Pasadena, California, hosts trans-disciplinary studio projects, giving ArtCenter students an immersive experience in a city known for reinvention. More than a study abroad program, this studio environment is designed to deliberately remove students from a traditional academic setting and move them into the atmosphere of a pop-up design office, organised like a professional creative agency.

A network of high-caliber protagonists of the local creative industries—communication and design agencies, artists and architects—support studio projects as dedicated mentors.

Additionally, the studio provides the College an opportunity to offer professional education workshops, networking receptions and program space for Europe-based ArtCenter alumni.



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TestLab Berlin: Design Adventures Abroad

Testlab Berlin on Vimeo

Testlab Berlin: Anti Tourism

Testlab Berlin Summer 2014

Burning Settlers Cabin: Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

Testlab Berlin: Underground

Testlab Berlin: Head to Toe

Juicebox Berlin Speakeasy



Past Programs

Testlab Berlin XI: Real-Time Design/Socialtecture | Fa'16 | Graphic Design and Advertising

Berlin Collective IV: Visual Travel Journal | Su'16 | Illustration

Testlab X: Future of Telecommunications | Sponsor: Vodafone Su'16 | Product Design

Testlab Berlin IX: Dining Design Berlin | Su'16 | Environmental Design

The City as Portrait | Sp'16 | Photography & Imaging

Berlin Collective III: The LABerlin Poster Collective | Su'15 | Illustration

Testlab Berlin VIII: Head to Toe Berlin | Su'15 | Product Design

Testlab Berlin VII: Berlin Unplugged | Fa'14 | Graphic Design

Testlab Berlin VI: Berlin Hospitality Design | Su'14 | Environmental Design

Testlab Berlin V: Neo Americana: The Future of Transmedia Branding | Fa'13 | Graphic Design

Testlab Berlin IV: Re-Boot Retail | Su'13 | Environmental Design and Graphic Design

Berlin Collective II | Fa'12 | Illustration

Testlab Berlin III: Future Mobilities 2022 | Su'12 | Graphic Design and Graduate Transportation Design

The Berlin Collective: DMY Design Festival | Fa'11 | Illustration

Testlab Berlin II: NextGen Health & Wellness | Sponsor: Johnson&Johnson | Su'11 | Environmental and Graphic Design

Testlab Berlin I: Piz Buin Experience | Sponsor: Johnson&Johnson | Su'10 | Environmental and Graphic Design

Fresh Eyes Berlin Sponsored Studio | 2006 | Environmental and Graphic Design

Berlin Urban Interventions | 2003 | Environmental Design