Posts Tagged ‘mediator’

LOCAL MAPPING_Moabitours_(re)discovering local knowledge

Structural change in Moabit, with strong shift in micro-economic dynamics, left many ground-floor shops either vacant or in the danger of expulsion. This situation is rapidly changing ‘street-culture’ of the district, bringing into life sterile shopping possibilities, less interaction between citizens and further social fragmentations. On the other hand, local shops with particular knowledge forms and non-commercial purpose have difficulties to justify their presence in competitive (real-estate driven) situation.

Together with our friends from Stadtgeschichten, we are trying to develop communication strategies in order to introduce new forms of ‘local proud’. Once famous entrepreneurial district of Moabit , where innovation has long tradition, could re-discover its cultural identity based on industrial heritage and citizen’s diversity.

We are planning didactic-tours based on exchange of ideas, skills and cultural objects. Stay tuned !



04 2013

Our new location: Centre for Art and Urbanistics (ZK/U)

Situated in a former railway depot, Centre for Art and Urbanistics (ZK/U) is a venue offering artistic and research residencies at the intersection of urban studies, humanities, artistic interventionist, anthropology and geography. ZK/U seeks to develop projects, co-produce knowledge and share values created through exchanges.

Our focus will be on establishing interface between newly landscaped public park and ZK/U itself, inviting artists, locals and external guests to develop novel cultural formats and knowledge-exchange models.

Sound-cartography, objects/artifacts-driven ethnographical research, performative-planning and urban games are just some of the topic we are preparing for this spring-summer.

Stay tuned !


03 2013