SELFMADE CITY Lecture by Kristien Ring ©Till Budde

SELFMADE CITY. Berlin: Self-Initiated Urban Living And Architectural Interventions – Launch Event on Feb. 15th, 2013

Posted on 31. March 2013 by kristienring

The self-determined design of living and working spaces, be it in the form of co-housing, co-op’s, co-working spaces or other project forms, has produced an architectural diversity and quality in Berlin over the last fifteen years that is exemplary. On the other-hand, the term co-housing has become inflated and now also the focus of public criticism. SELFMADE CITY makes a case for differentiating; looking more closely at the specific qualities of self-initiated projects. SELFMADE CITY presents the evolving condition in Berlin, including a survey of over 120 projects, an analysis of the qualities and potentials of these projects as well as 50 best-practice case studies. On their own accord, Selfmade projects have realized important criteria for creating socially oriented, sustainable urban developments and also provide important visions for the future. Now it is on the agenda to learn from the experiences and the Best-Practice examples –how mixed-use, lively urban quarters, shared spaces and long-term affordability can be realized and maintained. The goal of the book and the discourse event “SELFMADE CITY” is to offer new impulses, present potentials and to discuss the fields of action.

Host: Senate Department For Urban Development And The Environment Berlin

Venue: RADIAL¬SYSTEM -V-, Holzmarktstraße 33, 10243 Berlin / Studio C

Date: Friday February 15th, 2013 6:00pm – 8:00pm

– in German –

Greeting: Permanent Secretary Ephraim Gothe, Senate Department For Urban Development And The Environment Berlin

Introduction: SELFMADE Not READYMADE – Kristien Ring, AA PROJECTS author of Selfmade City

Short presentations in Petcha Kutcha format:

WHAT NEXT? CHALENGES AND FIELDS OF ACTION

Selfmade As A Model For The Future? – Reiner Nagel, Senate Department For Urban Development And The Environment Berlin

How Much Community Does The City Need?– Constanze Craemer, Netzwerkagentur Generation Wohnen

What Do We Mean By Urban? – Florian Koehl, FAT KOEHL Architects

Selfmade For Everyone? – Christian Schöningh, Die Zusammenarbeiter

Who Can Afford What? – Marc Richter, ZOOMARCHITEKTEN

Gated community VS New Shared Space? – Julia Dahlhaus, DMSW

Reflection: (with all)

SELFMADE But How? Moderation: Franziska Eidner, cultural scientist and publicist

Outlook: Permanent Secretary Ephraim Gothe, Senate Department For Urban Development And The Environment Berlin

Publications:

SELFMADE CITY. Berlin: Self-Initiated Urban Living And Architectural Interventions, Kristien Ring, AA PROJECTS in cooperation with the Senate Department For Urban Development And The Environment Berlin (Eds.), German / English, 21 x 27 cm,
224 Pages, EUR (D) 29,80 ISBN 978-3-86859-167-5

Broschure “Living in a Community – From the Idea to the Joint Home”, Netzwerkagentur GenerationenWohnen in cooperation with the Senate Department For Urban Development And The Environment Berlin (Eds.), German / English. Available at Netzwerkagentur GenerationenWohnen, Pufendorfstr. 11, 10249 Berlin (beratung@stattbau.de)

In cooperation with:

Stattbau Berlin www.netzwerk-generationen.de

Wohnbund www.wohnbund.de

AA PROJECTS aa-projects.eu

JOVIS Verlag www.jovis.de

RADIALSYSTEM -V- www.radialsystem.de

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