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Research project: Die Pampa lebt

[THE PAMPA LIVES] - Hellersdorf as a large housing estate yesterday, today and tomorrow
Monday, 01 February 2021 — Saturday, 01 February 2025

Die Pampa lebt

Address:station urbaner kulturen, Auerbacher Ring 41, 12619 Berlin (Entrance: Kastanienboulevard, next to Lebenshilfe e.V.)
Open: Thu + Sat 15:00-19:00
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Entry: free
Organized by: neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst
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Die Pampa lebt

A research project by artists and residents in the Boulevard Kastanienallee neighbourhood 2019- 2021: with Sabine Büttner, Mike Hartwig, Eva Hertzsch, Rosel Juhl, Siegfried Nord, Evelin Paap, Adam Page, Lutz Reineke, a.o.

The social, political and cultural fabric of an increasingly cosmopolitan and contradictory Hellersdorf is the starting point of the research. Artists and residents have been working together on a series of questions since March 2019:
What hopes, fears, promises and humiliations were there in Hellersdorf in the 1990s? And today? What effects has the dismantling of industrial work had? And the demolition of buildings? What future visions for Hellersdorf exist? And what ideas exist to create more quality of life for young adults on the estate? What changes and shifts in value systems do residents experience and how do they document them?

From their findings on these questions, the artists aim is to produce new pictures of the estate with the estate. The residents and artists meet regularly in the project space „station urbaner kulturen“, on the green land they call „Place Internationale“ and on excursions to exhibitions and events in Berlin and other cities. In an open, ongoing archive consisting of folders and a shelving system, transcribed conversations and submitted material will be recorded and made visible in the „station“ and on the green land. In 2020 there will be an exhibition of the research and the new pictures: You can find the documentation here [...]. An exhibition of the entire project is planned for 2021.

Contact: 0163 51 92 359 (available Thursday to Friday 10:00-17:00) or mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


nGbK project group station urbaner kulturen:
Juan Camilo Alfonso Angulo, Jochen Becker, Fabian Bovens, Eva Hertzsch, Margarete Kiss, Constanze Musterer, Adam Page

DIE PAMPA LEBT is funded  from the „Soziale Stadt“ programm and supported by the Marzahn-Hellersdorf Office fur Further Education and Culture




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