Berlin Process

In Berlin the selected area is Mehringplatz – Südliche Friedrichstadt, with a specific focus on socio-economical empowerment of the multicultural local community. This former public housing settlement built in the 1960s at the former edges of West Berlin is today subject to a process of re-centralisation that involves regeneration plans, new urban developments and injection of creative industries. The training project is aimed at developing a situated learning process able to improve the capacity of the citizens to acknowledge the ongoing transformations both in their risk and opportunities, to identify local resources, share knowledge and develop common initiatives and entrepreneurship.

Local partner:

Supermarkt GbR

Period:

September 2016- September 2017

MapLab #3 – Connecting Layers
MapLab #3 – Connecting Layers 15 March, 2017 lorenzo

Friday March 24 at 2 pm will take place the MapLab #3 “Connecting Layers” (postponed from March 3): We invited the social designers Jan [...]

Strategies for Change
Strategies for Change 15 March, 2017 lorenzo

How can we employ artistic practice to foster urban transformation and social empowerment? What languages can be used to involve marginalised social [...]

Prinzessinnengarten – meeting Marco Clausen and Andreas Unteidig
Prinzessinnengarten – meeting Marco Clausen and Andreas Unteidig 24 February, 2017 lorenzo

On Wednesday February 15 the third public conversation of the Switch On Mehringplatz program took place. The theme in discussion [...]

ACTIVATING LOCAL KNOWLEDGE
ACTIVATING LOCAL KNOWLEDGE 1 February, 2017 lorenzo

The third public conversation of the Switch On Mehrinplatz program involves the activists of Prinzessinenngarten and the Nachbarschaftsakademie, [...]

January – New mapping and storytelling labs
January – New mapping and storytelling labs 5 January, 2017 lorenzo

The activities of Switch On Mehringplatz – Berlin restart in 2017 with the a new round of laboratories about mapping and storytelling. MapLab [...]

URLab #2 – Platform City
URLab #2 – Platform City 4 December, 2016 lorenzo

The second Mehringplatz Urban Reconnaissance Laboratory takes place in the framework of the Platform Coops event. We will employ two exercises, [...]

Commons in Practice – Silke Helfrich
Commons in Practice – Silke Helfrich 3 December, 2016 lorenzo

Commons in practice. The presentation of Silke Helfrich introduced the first theme of the Switch On Mehringplatz program. Recorded at Supermarkt [...]

MapLab 1- The Map as a Commons
MapLab 1- The Map as a Commons 1 December, 2016 lorenzo

Saturday November 19th has taken place the first Mapping laboratory Mehringplatz Anknipsen. The scope of the meeting was to identify collaborative [...]

MapLab Mehringplatz
MapLab Mehringplatz 4 November, 2016 Euler Project

Training module on collaborative mapping Maps provide the capacity to visualise, analyse and design strategies to transform social relations with and [...]

URLab – Urban Reconnaissance Laboratory
URLab – Urban Reconnaissance Laboratory 25 October, 2016 lorenzo

This module proposes an assessment methodology to comprehend the complexity of factors determining local identities and economies and to prepare [...]