Ene Mene Muh und welche Stadt willst Du? (Contribution to the Berlin state election 2016)


“The debates and struggles in Berlin for civic involvement in urban development arise from an increasingly urgent desire for genuine participation. Ene Mene Muh und welche Stadt willst Du? poses questions regarding the theory and practice of participation and paths to social change in representative democracy.

Using Sherry Arnstein’s “Ladder of Citizen Participation” (1969) as a starting point, interviews were conducted with members of the initiatives Stadt von Unten, 100% Tempelhofer Feld and Kotti & Co. The ensuing conceptual fields of “empowerment”, “eye level”, “control of politics (by the general population)” and “self-administration” house a subjective arrangement of historical and contemporary photographs, videos and publications in the exhibition space.

This spatial diagram accompanied by documentary films is grasped as a discussion offer and reference system for the project’s event programme comprising radio readings, lectures and talks on the topics of urban commons, public property, housing policies, community organizing and direct democracy.

Beiträge zum Berliner Wahlherbst 2016
Contributions to the Berlin state election 2016
Spatial diagram, Films, Events, Publications

10 September – 3 October 2016 with contributions by:
Sandra Bartoli, Niels Boeing, Daniela Brahm, Ascan Breuer, Irene Bude & Olaf Sobczak & Steffen Jörg, Frauke Burgdorff, Robert Burghardt, Paola Castillo & Tiziana Panizza, Gerd Danigel, Tashy Endres, Valeria Fahrenkrog, Joerg Franzbecker, Erik Göngrich, Ulrike Hamann, Anna Heilgemeir, Mathias Heyden, Renate Hildebrandt, HK Bast & Leut’Werk, Andrej Holm, Claudia Hummel, Sandy Kaltenborn, Jan Kuhnert, Heimo Lattner, Judith Laub, Johannes Ludwig, Annette Maechtel, Robert Maruschke, Kerstin Meyer, Susanna Raab, Elske Rosenfeld, Andreas Rumpfhuber, Ines Schaber, Enrico Schönberg, Boris Sieverts, Stavros Stavrides, Rouzbeh Taheri, Fabian Thiel, Florian Wüst u. a.

Ene Mene Muh und welche Stadt willst Du? is a project of the initiators of the Berlin Journals—On the History and Present State of the City. The ongoing series of small publications combines artistic, essayistic and activist practices. The journals address the social, cultural and economic changes in Berlin and other cities, and intervene in the urban political debates by historical reflection as well as by information on current affairs. After the exhibition, new issues of the Berlin Journals will be co-produced with the publishing house of the nGbK.

Friday, 9 September 2016, 19h

Saturday, 10 September 2016, 18h (de)
Von Wegen. Überlegungen zur freien Stadt der Zukunft
Lecture and talk with Niels Boeing (Hamburg)
Moderated by Mathias Heyden

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 19h (de)
IBID – Szenische Lesungen aus politischen Dokumenten
Zwei Welten? TUNIX, Mescalero und die Folgen, 1978
Edited by Heimo Lattner & Annette Maechtel
Live broadcast on reboot kotti.fm 99.1

Friday, 16 September 2016, 19h (de)
Wünsche an die Demokratie: Basis- und direktdemokratische Ansätze vom Verfassungsentwurf des Runden Tisches der DDR zur Gesamtberliner Verfassung
Open talk with Bernd Gehrke (Berlin), Jürgen Tallig (Berlin) u.a.
Moderated by Kerstin Meyer & Elske Rosenfeld

Saturday, 17 September 2016, 18h (en)
Common Space: The City as Commons (In Common)
Lecture and talk with Stavros Stavrides (Athen)
Moderated by Ulrike Hamann & Mathias Heyden

Based on his book Common Space: The City as Commons (Zed Books, London 2016) published as part of the series In Common, we talk with Stavros Stavrides (architect, activist, author and professor at the National Technical University of Athens) about his understanding of threshold and border spaces as spatial commons and their potential for urban-communal action to reclaim public space. His global engagement with social housing construction and informal settlements additionally prompts us to grasp Berlin’s housing stock as spatial commons. His work on commons and communing refers to multifaceted processes, in which spaces, usage subjects (residents) and usage rules (institutions) have the same qualitative features. Space is therefore not only a product based on sharing, co-operation and solidarity, but also the means with which egalitarian social relations are established, formed and shaped – living environments ruled by everyone and accessible for all.

Sunday, 18 September 2016, from 17h
Election gala at Südblock
Südblock, Admiralstraße 1–2, 10999 Berlin

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 19h (de)
IBID – Szenische Lesungen aus politischen Dokumenten
Forum Stadtpolitik: Wohnungsnot–Instandbesetzung?, Institut für Stadt- und Regionalplanung der TU Berlin, 12. Februar 1981
Edited by Florian Wüst
Live broadcast on reboot kotti.fm 99.1

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 19h (de)
Mitmachstadt trifft Kalkberg
Performative lecture by Claudia Hummel (Berlin) & Boris Sieverts (Köln)
Moderated by Erik Göngrich

Saturday, 24 September 2016, 18h (de)
Der Boden gehört uns allen! Öffentliche Liegenschaften und sozial gerechte Bodennutzung
Lecture and talk with Frauke Burgdorff (Bonn/Krefeld), Enrico Schönberg (Berlin), Fabian Thiel (Frankfurt am Main)
Moderated by Daniela Brahm & Mathias Heyden

Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 19h (de)
IBID – Szenische Lesungen aus politischen Dokumenten
Die Mauerpark-Affäre: Protokoll der 70. Plenarsitzung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin, 17. Wahlperiode, 8. Oktober 2015
Edited by Heimo Lattner & Judith Laub
Live broadcast on reboot kotti.fm 99.1

Friday, 30 September 2016, 19h (de)
Community Organizing. Zwischen Revolution und Herrschaftssicherung
Lecture and talk with Robert Maruschke (Berlin)
Moderated by Tashy Endres & Mathias Heyden

Monday, 3 October 2016, 16–20h (de)
Wohnen als Gemeingut: selbstverwaltet und kommunal! Von der Parzelle über das Quartier in die Stadtregion?
Lecture and talk with Anna Heilgemeir (Berlin), Andrej Holm (Berlin), Jan Kuhnert (Hannover), Johannes Ludwig (Hamburg), Susanna Raab (Berlin), Andreas Rumpfhuber (Wien), Rouzbeh Taheri (Berlin)
Moderated by Ulrike Hamann & Mathias Heyden

nGbK Project group: Joerg Franzbecker, Erik Göngrich, Heimo Lattner, Katja Reichard, Ines Schaber, Florian Wüst. With the collaboration of Valeria Fahrenkrog. Curator of lectures and talks: Mathias Heyden

via ngbk



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