Teens Hackspace

Hands-on workshops for young hackers at NODE20

Online: Join into our virtual hackspace

For all coders, hackers and gamers from age 10 till 17, we’ve got you covered: join us at our teens hackspace at GreenHouse NAXOS.

Our hackspace is open from October 3-8. each day from 2-4pm. You can hangout with us and follow presentation by your peers and much more. Register via info@digitale-welten-frankfurt.org – and then just choose an avatar and start exploring!


Daily routine at our teens hackspace

  • 14:00 to 14:30 open exploration – getting to know each other
  • 14:00 to 15:00 joint visit of the exhibition at GreenHouse NAXOS or join an online game with Gamers Paradise
  • 15:00 to 16:00 lightning talks


How to join?

The virtual GreenHouse NAXOS is based on Mozilla Hubs and can be entered with any laptop or smartphone. Send an e-mail to info@digitale-welten-frankfurt.org and we will send you all the important information.

On site: Hands-On program at the Frankfurt Naxoshalle

During NODE20, we will also meet on-site at Frankfurt Naxoshalle. Together with FOR ALL PEOPLE, we invite you, to 3-day workshops about electronic music: How do you compose electronic sounds and what are the components of a synthesizer?

In the different workshops you will learn how to create new sounds and cool beats and how to make music together.

At the end of the workshop week on October 8th at 4:30pm UTC+2 we will give a final performance with our electronic orchestra on the MousonturmEmergency Broadcast Studio” stage.

Open Experimentation

In addition to the workshops, there will also some open activities for tinkering and trying things out in the Naxoshalle. Using the sensebox you can measure environmental data or you can participate in the Multispecies Care Survey and search for almost invisible creatures that live amongst us under the guidance of the Environmental Performance Agency. You can also join our virtual hackspace via VR portal!


In the workshop NO INPUT more MIXING, analog mixing consoles mutate into musical instruments, so-called “no-input mixers”. The participants will learn –besides basic knowledge – how mixing consoles work, how to hack them and how to convert them into sound generators. In joint improv-sessions we will experiment with sounds.

#2 digital sound DIY

In this workshop you build your own synthesizer from the individual parts. We will get to know the basic building blocks of a synthesizer and will make an introduction to soldering. Afterwards we will make music with our self-made synthesizers.

#3 cell phones as instruments

In the workshop, sounds are recorded with smartphones, edited and reassembled into new sound structures. For example, if you cut away the beginning of a sound, it is hardly recognizable. Or a high sound of a triangle can be extremely slowed down and then sound like a deep gong. These and other sound experiments will be tried out in the workshop. You are welcome to bring your own sounds and your own smartphone – but this is not a prerequisite for participation.

How to join?

If you want to explore the VR portal and try out some soldering and tinkering, join drop by at Naxoshalle, Waldschmidtstraße 19 in Frankfurt, from October 3-8, 10:00 – 16:00h. Please beware that we cannot guarantee access due to health security reasons– you might have to wait a moment if it’s too crowded. Find the security concept of Naxoshalle here.

Unfortunately, we can only invite a limited number of participants for the music making workshops. Workshops are open for people from 10 – 17 years old. Please register in advance by sending an e-mail to info@digitale-welten-frankfurt.org – we will send you all the relevant information.


Your Team

Anna Meik

Art Education, Curator, Jugend hackt, Project Management, Team Digitale Welten

Nils Weger

Jugend hackt, Production, Team Digitale Welten

Andrea Eberlein

Educator, Jugend hackt, Pedagogical Lead, Project Management, Team Digitale Welten

Christian Schneider

Jugend hackt, Team Digitale Welten


Jugend hackt, Team Digitale Welten, Workshop Host

Begüm Inal

Art Education

Katharina Held

Creative Producer, GreenHouse NAXOS

Gloria Schulz

Creative Producer, GreenHouse NAXOS

Partners & Funding

GreenHouse NAXOS and its “Digitale Welten” Teens Hackspace is a project within the Second Nature Lab.

The Second Nature Lab, its art mediation and especially its intergenerational program 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 with support of FOR ALL PEOPLE and Medien-Studio-Bornheim.
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.