At places of transformation, models of an ecologically sustainable and socially just future are developed and tested together with civil society. In doing so, we follow a programmatic approach that combines aesthetics with social needs, consistently pays attention to diversity and inclusion, and links local practice with global responsibility.
As an alliance for the whole of society, we want to establish long-term change and constructively combine bottom-up and top-down in a dynamic process.
Following the cooperative principle, art and cultural production integrate with resilient models of care, ecological modes of production, and lived systems of solidarity in this real laboratory. Here, the cultural and social aspects of the necessary socio-ecological transformation are experimentally negotiated and specified in an ongoing collective process.
The former aircraft hangars already serve as a spatial resource during acute crises, such as the current arrival center for refugees or the Corona vaccination center.
Such situations can recur at any time and should remain spatially programmable at short notice at this location in the sense of resilient urban development. We want to take up impulses arising from handling these crises and use them productively for further development.
Hangars 2 and 3 were used in a private interim for a self-proclaimed Kunsthalle Berlin and became available again through our commitment. They represent an ideal starting point for investigating the above mentioned social themes. Here, a social real laboratory is to be connected concretely and productively with the development questions of a huge building complex. For both perspectives, further questions and practical answers must be worked out in a cooperative process.
As things stand now, no premises will be available to us soon. Nevertheless, we plan to discuss the following key topics:
- A support structure for new arrivals with infrastructure for meeting, education, exchange, collection point for material donations, empowerment, etc. - A center of excellence for the dissemination of socio-ecological practices. - A center for climate-friendly use of resources, e.g. for the building sector - Workshop rooms for initiatives, multiple learning spaces and social places for meeting/ networking/ discussion - Project spaces, community studios, open workshops, among others for refugee artists - A collaboratively used material depot - Concept development to connect the building with the field - Concept development to achieve equal opportunities, transparency and traceability in the allocation of space, participatory and parity-based
Starting from the hangars, a cooperative process in the sense of a public civic/common partnership is to be established for the entire building complex, following the model project Haus der Statistik, with creative-constructive cooperation at eye level between civil society and the state of Berlin, characterized by shared responsibility and jointly formulated guiding principles that also keep European and global development goals in mind, such as the Leipzig Charter and the Sustainable Development Goals.
First and foremost: You!
The voluntary and professional commitment of our members supports us. We are constantly growing and welcome new supporters.
Together we want to create a place that addresses the solutions for the socio-ecological transformation of our society.