The beecoin-project is a project by artists, biologists, engineers, programmers and bees.
Hiveeyes is a project run by a community of beekeepers that started in 2011. Building on the principles of “open source, open hardware and a friendly community”, they are developing toolkits for beehive monitoring, aiming to make non-invasive beekeeping as affordable and comfortable as possible. The core backend components don’t depend on any 3rd-party services, and the system runs on the shared platform or also self-contained on RasperryPi or System-on-a-Chip computer.
Nascent is a production studio founded by Paul Seidler and Max Hampshire, building Minimal Viable Tech (MVT) solutions for institutional or private actor infrastructure. Building on their research on network resilience, countereconomics, eco-tech, and cryptocurrencies, Nascent also consults on tactics and strategies for building p2p economies.
KUNSTrePUBLIK has been active as artist collective in public space for more than ten years. Its practice explores the potentials and limits of art as a means of communication and representation for the diverse interests in the public sphere. The work of KUNSTrePUBLIK develops from the specific spatial and social situation and creates intersections between the arts, architecture, spatial theory and political discourse. The team of KUNSTrePUBLIK was supported by Stephanie Holl-Trieu in research, coordination, conceptual development and production of the beecoin project.
Since 2013, Moabees have been conjoining practices from the fields of beekeeping, the culinary arts, architecture, vivid imagination and playful exploration in artistic processes. Moabees is a project by Elisa Dierson, Bärbel Rothhaar, and Katja Marie Voigt. The pilot project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
The beecoin project is funded by the Berlin Senate Office for Culture and Europe.