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Workshop: (3 run concurrently) as ›Bestandsaufnahme‹

Saturday, 15 February 2020, 14:00 – 17:00

Adress:nGbK, Oranienstraße 25, 10999 Berlin
  • German
  • English
  • Whisper translation

Entry: free
Organized by: neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst
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Start: Welcome


The Workshops run concurrently:

Who the fuck is Pears? Oder: Wem gehört eigentlich mein Haus?« (de*)

with Kollektiv Syndikat
Syndikat is a collectively self-organised neighbourhood bar that has existed in Neukölln's Schillerkiez since 1985. In the summer of 2018, Syndikat received an eviction notice, and supporters began the search for the actual figure behind the Luxembourg letterbox company to which the building at Weisestraße 56 belongs – at least on paper. They encountered not only a vast network of dozens of shell companies, but also the beneficiary of the entire construct: Pears Global, until that point a still-undiscovered but major player on the Berlin real estate market.
After creating an overview of the problematic nature of constructs such as Pears Global, Syndikat's research methods will be applied to demonstrate how renters can carry out research on their own building owners.

»Rassismus und Ausschluss in Alltagsstrukturen« (fr/de)

with Corasol and Solidarity City Berlin
Corasol is a group of people with and without residency status, with and without refugee and migrant experience, which since 2009 fights against racism and white domination in society through structural-political work and mutual support. Solidarity City Berlin exists as a coalition since late 2015, and works towards securing equal participation in the city of Berlin for all people – regardless of their residency status. The coalition works above all in the area of healthcare and access to schools, from which people without residency are de facto almost completely excluded.
The workshop consists of inputs from both groups, and examines the question of the relationship between structural racism and access to living spaces, but also to public spaces. What forms of support exist in order to counteract racist violence and other forms of repression? How might forms of exclusion be reversed?

»Stadt für alle – Lause für Alle!« (de*)

with Lause Lebt e.V.
The occupants of Lausitzer Straße 10 and 11 are a housing community that has grown together over decades, consisting of political and artistic initiatives, NGOs, hand-workers, families and flat-shares. In light of the question of a »Stadt für alle«, Lause stands as an exemplary example for Berlin's heterogeneity. In 2016, it became apparent that the building was to be sold by Tækker Group for 20 million Euro – representing a 800% increase to the price Tækker Group paid for the property under a Linke-SPD Berlin regime in 2007. Since then, the renters have been defending themselves against their eviction. Kreuzberg is not for sale!
In the workshop, representatives from Lause Lebt e.V. share their experiences and strategies for a »Stadt für Alle«. The first part of the workshop concentrates on political asymmetries, following the question of how internal conflicts can be constructively carried out, and how basic-democratic organising functions. This is followed by a participatory artistic contribution: What are your experiences and ideas? How can we make the Lause – and the city – our own?


In conclusion: Discussion



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