The Partner and Collaboration Programme

Aedes Network Campus Berlin, ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory, is a unique hybrid cultural, enquiry and educational platform focusing on the future of our cities. ANCB has received great international recognition. As well as being acclaimed as a one-of-a-kind, innovative start-up by the German government in 2011, ANCB has ongoing collaborations with leading universities, the cultural agencies of many nations, government and non-governmental institutions, social and technological research institutes and industry partners.As a cultural brand with a globally effective USP, collaboration with ANCB generates public exposure, both to an informed public audience and an international group of specialists, as well as unique access to a broad spectrum of fresh ideas generated by the next generation of design professionals. Working with ANCB offers the opportunity to create international programmes at the intersection between technology, design, behaviour and culture, balancing and bringing together the demands of innovation, urban improvement and economic expectations.By joining ANCB, we invite you to challenge yourself, the experts, society and us by redefining the question of what the future is and what tools and potentials are needed to prepare for the next year, decade or century. Question the consultants, re-evaluate the parameters and recognise your own inherent knowledge.


Building upon three decades of expertise in the communication of architecture culture, in 2009 the internationally renowned Aedes Architecture Forum established an additional urban research and workshop programme - ANCB.



In collaboration with our international partners, ANCB offers programmes on a broad range of challenges facing our urban environments, including:


ANCB partners with some of the world’s most highly regarded universities, institutions and enterprises and connects them to the public. We integrate our partners into a high-profile international network of pioneering city-makers and visionary urban thinkers. They join an exciting research agenda that critically assesses the status quo from multiple perspectives. We invest in cultivating long-term relationships of collaboration, visionary growth and continuous learning. Our partners recognise ANCB as a cultural brand with a strong reputation and trajectory. They are both contributors to and beneficiaries of our original ideas, distinctively universal perspectives and international network.


As an independent non-profit organisation, ANCB is indebted to many whose generous donations have aided the establishment of the physical and intellectual infrastructure critical to ANCB’s exploration of a collective urban intelligence and the realisation of the many events that have taken place here.

Become a sponsor for one of our many public discussion events ranging from informal evening lectures to international conferences. Sponsors enable, for example, the participation of individual experts in ANCB’s programme or facilitate necessary services to operate an event.
Sponsor contribution: starting from €5,000
Branding - The sponsor’s name and logo is included in the entire communication of the event:

and the sponsor will be credited by name on the supporters page on the ANCB website under the section “Sponsors”.

ANCB Patrons are companies and institutions enabling a specific content cluster (such as a series of thematically or geographically fixed events) or an exchange programme with a university/ universities from a specific country or region.
Patron contribution: starting from €10,000
Branding - The patron’s name and logo is included in the entire communication of the event series and/or exchange programme:

ANCB Partners are companies and institutions providing substantial support for ANCB’s physical and intellectual infrastructure, the development of ANCB’s programmes and the continuous updating and extension of the ANCB Living Archive.
Partner contribution: starting from €50,000 per year
Branding - The partner’s name and logo is included in the entire communication of ANCB:

Research Partner    
ANCB Research Partners are companies and institutions with whom ANCB collaboratively develops a thematic programme that is branded and promoted accordingly. Research partners are appreciative of the role of research in the generation of sustainable solutions for existing and future urban environments. The research partner’s contribution includes substantial support of ANCB’s physical and intellectual infrastructure. They contribute knowledge and experience to the collaboratively developed programme and are co-editors of the published outcome. They benefit from, and have available to them, the reflection and findings generated by the visionary and interdisciplinary nature of these enquiries.
Research Partner contribution: €80,000 – 150,000, including an initial €30,000 for infrastructural support
Branding - The research partner’s name and logo is included in the entire communication of ANCB:


Linking with ANCB’s interdisciplinary network presents the opportunity for a wide exchange of knowledge and experience, keeping our partners at the forefront of urban developments, while also opening up avenues for new business directions. ANCB is the catalyst to bring diverse participants together. As a well-respected and neutral cultural platform with a vast, international network, ANCB is ideally placed to form multiple connections between participants from different fields and locations, more accustomed to competing than partnering with each other, and to bring this knowledge and potential together in a productive collaboration. Our partners both enable and gain from the international exchange and public discussion of the global challenges facing our cities of today and tomorrow.

Our partners are given the opportunity to brand their enterprise via the activities and communication channels of ANCB, which possesses a high international image in the fields of architecture, design, planning, new technologies and related disciplines. In addition, our partners are invited to actively initiate individual projects with ANCB and its international network.

Our communication directly reaches 15,000 newsletter subscribers worldwide and is disseminated further through global channels of sub-networks, online information services, social networks, trade magazines and newspapers to reach between 100,000 and 250,000 per event. Our target group includes:
Professionals and students of architecture, urban design and related disciplines
Policy-makers in governmental and non-governmental organisations at municipal, regional, national and multi-national levels
Decision-makers in world-leading industries ranging from mobility, infrastructure to cutting-edge appliances
Artists, urban activists and discourse leaders
Researchers and scholars in research institutions and universities.

Since its inception in 2009, ANCB has realised:
80 Public Debates with 700 speakers and moderators and a total audience of 6000
70 University Design Studios with 1000 students, 180 faculty members and 470 guest critics
and has collaborated with universities and institutions from 20 countries.

We welcome you to join us in continuing the success of ANCB and our international network .

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