für bildende Kunst
Discussion: X Properties – die Recherche, das Berliner Heft und die eutopischen AussichtenSunday, 16 October 2022, 20:00
Organized by: neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst
Journal presentation and discussion with the project group and guests
Location: nGbK, Oranienstraße 25, 10999 Berlin
In cooperation with the nGbK and produced on the occasion of the homonymous nGbK project, the 11th issue of the Berlin Journals—On the History and Present State of the City, X Properties, is published recently.
Following the presentation of the issue, participants from Syndikat bleibt! and the campaign Volle Breitseite für die Oranienstraße 25 will speak about how they encountered non-transparent ownership structures in their search for new proprietors of their houses and thereby became drawn to financial products. In the second part of the evening, Kathrin Gerlof from the business journal OXI will discuss utopian concepts of a non-financialized city, and the architects' collective coopdisco will show textile handicrafts as an activist approach to making such concepts visible and tangible in urban space. The talks will be enriched and framed by readings from X Properties.
The book examines the impact of financial capital on the social and cultural production of the city, its forms of relationality and subjectivity. It is also published as an e-book from EECLECTIC. The texts by Christian (Syndikat-Kollektiv), Christoph Casper, Joerg Franzbecker, Jana Gebauer, Kathrin Gerlof, Naomi Hennig, Katrin Lompscher, Louis Moreno, Raquel Rolnik & Isadora Guerreiro & Paula Freire Santoro, Pheli Sommer and Florian Wüst, as well as images by Kim Bode, combine case studies from Berlin with global perspectives on the de-/financialization of the city.