UC Allmende Kontor Michael Jungblut
From June 11–28, the Festival for Architecture and Urban Alternatives will take place in Berlin, one of Europe’s major growing metropolitan areas; with its history as a reunified city, it offers the space and opportunity to do things differently. There is almost no other city in the world which boasts such a burgeoning discourse on architecture, urban planning, open urban spaces and civic participation. The discourse is being defined not only by architects and urban planners, but by a broad-based creative scene, numerous civic platforms and political round tables. MAKE CITY is participatory from the ground up.
TICKET B – GUIDING- ARCHITECTS BERLIN is one of over a hundred founding partners from the city, and the creative economy, who are sponsoring the festival and co-designing the programme, now available on the website www.makecity.berlin.
Berlin is undergoing a fundamental paradigm shift. Maintaining open urban spaces as urban commons and developing design strategies that enable innovative and sustainable urban planning are challenges that are increasingly checked by the growing need for affordable living space and the interests of developers. MAKE CITY has evolved as a result of this shift and is founded upon the premise that Berlin still has a chance to make and think ‘city’ differently. The festival will take place right across Berlin and in a variety of formats – from salon talks, fieldwork and workshops to screenings, conferences, competitions and exhibitions. Such events will be offered on different scales with partners throughout the city.
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