Open works area in Berlin-Marzahn

The ‘Stadtwerk mrzn’ was an open and experimental construction site. At Otto- Rosenberg-Platz we were collectively building a local and international future laboratory, full of visions and diversity. Outside and together. With artisans, architects, artists and gardeners, young and old people, new and long-time neighbours, initiatives and associations created common ideas for open spaces, new job perspectives and community urban development. The focus was on their own initiative and enthusiasm for the ‘City’ community project.

After two pilot years, we passed on the baton and, along with it, the key to the barrier keeper’s cottage at a late summer campus festival – a group of courageous women who joined forces as creative producers during the project period will from now on continue to develop their workshops.

„The pilot of Marzahn“ continues to fly, ignites a next stage with network partners and works in a Berlin-wide network together with urban activists, because the right to use and design communal urban space must continue to be defended. ->

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Impressions from the experimental buildingsite:

Pictures: Federica Teti | Luisa Durrer | Ludwig Schaible

Impressions from the experimental buildingsite:

Pictures: Ludwig Schaible | 3 Nils Koenning | Luisa Durrer | 4 Johanna Lucht | Federica Teti | Carlotta Geerds | Graphic: Federica Teti

What will this city look like in the future? With this question in mind, the ARTE team visited two Urban Praxis sites.
In the report “Social Experiment: Solidarity through Art and Culture” you can see how the city is designed together, experimentally and directly on site at the Stadtwerk mrzn!

You can watch the ARTE report here.

Desinc-Live-Workshops in Berlin-Marzahn:

Photos: Luisa Durrer

Designers with and without refugee and migration experience from different civil society initiatives, universities and the neighborhood took our Stadtwerk as their starting point to discuss new urban design, utopias, cohabitation, climate change, architecture and new concepts for an open and heterogeneous community.

Culture Agents and the Peter Pan Primary School Guest at the Stadtwerk mrzn:

Graphic: Federica Teti

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Title photo: Johanna Lucht | Graphic: Federica Teti