GreenHouse NAXOS

We have accepted the challenge of bringing people together and fostering debate and involvement in new hybrid spaces. In collaboration with studioNAXOS, we have designed a 3D festival venue – a platform for gathering, for meetups, workshops, installations and performances. GreenHouse NAXOS is our open virtual playground and think tank on cultural practices in times of the ecological crisis and shifting public life.

(Re-)Imagining the Naxoshalle

As an interactive social sculpture, GreenHouse NAXOS also represents one possible narrative of a sustainable transformation of the Naxoshalle into a climate-neutral public space for social encounters in its neighbourhood. Based on an initiative by the performance collective studioNAXOS, we are prototyping a place for innovative theatre practice and performance.

In the virtual GreenHouse, we invite you to prototype, discuss, construct and draw your idea of a Naxoshalle 2.0 and join the conversation about public spaces (both in the analogue and digital realm), digital venues, accessibility for new audiences and diverse groups, performative futures, spatial design and moderation needs.


How to attend?


The GreenHouse NAXOS can be visited via any browser and will open on September 25th, 202o via


Frankfurt locals can enter the GreenHouse NAXOS through a VR-experience located in the physical space of Naxoshalle. Enter.

Due to COVID-19 regulations and in order to minimize the risk of infection the number of people that can enter the VR-experience at once will be limited.
We are also following a strict hygiene and disinfection regime to make sure everyone can safely enter the VR-experience. This might result in waiting time on site.


During NODE20 you can join us at GreenHouse NAXOS for interventions, to hang out with festival participants, residents of Frankfurt and international visitors. Share your work and ideas, explore hidden chambers and areas within the GreenHouse.

We will run meetups on topics such as dance and technology, performances, and host a teens hackspace, workshops and installations that reflect on sustainable artistic practice, activism and new hybrid art forms.

Contributing Artists

GreenHouse NAXOS Creators

Gloria Schulz

Artist, Developer, Producer

Katharina Held

Creative Producer, Educator, Researcher

Begüm Inal

Art Historian, Educator

Jakob Engel


Partners & Funding

The Second Nature Lab is developed in cooperation with the Goethe University Frankfurt / Institute for Art Education: Visual Culture, the University of Applied Sciences Mainz / Department of Communication Design, the HOLO Magazine, the Hesse Centre for Political Education and the Municipal Youth Education Agency / Youth and Social Welfare Office Frankfurt.
The Second Nature Lab is realized within the framework of “experimente#digital – a cultural initiative of the Aventis Foundation” and supported by the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain and the Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft. The production “The Great Report” is supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Guest Performance Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, and the Departments of Culture and Arts of the German federal states.

GreenHouse NAXOS is a digital replica of the Nature Theater NAXOS, an idea by Jan Philipp Stange, realized with Simon Möllendorf, Jakob Engel and keinStil, co-produced by Stange Produktionen, Dorfproduct and studioNAXOS with the support of Theater Willy Praml, made possible with funds from the multi-year support of the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt and the Federal Cultural Foundation, among others.

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