Contributions to Paradise

In collaboration with Urban Design students from the Urban Planning Laboratory of the Technical University of Berlin, Katharina Rohde investigates urban strategies for culturally diverse neighborhoods. Using the example of Karl- Marx- Straße in Berlin Neukölln, participatory approaches are developed to device ideas and wishes of people of different cultural backgrounds in the area for the urban redevelopment of the street. In collaboration with local actors and students various urban interventions are developed that propose ways of re- using space or simply create moments of conceivable future scenarios.

In participatory processes between students and actors of Karl- Marx Straße in Berlin Neukölln, various wishes and visions have been formulated that offer Contributions to Paradise.

As part of the Arts-& Culture Festival 48 hours Neukölln from 15.-17.06.2012 and this years motto: “Last Exit Paradise”, three interventions will be tested that have been selected for the festival project´s Highlights!

First Aid Kit: a guidance for the appropriation of public space
Please bring any item that you need for using public space: a book, a candle, a cushion etc.
When: Saturday 16th June & Sunday 17th June from 12-19/20:00
Where: Rathausplatz, U- Station Rathaus Neukölln

Praying Box: A space for praying and a site for all religions!
When: Opening Friday, 15th June 2012 19:00. Open till Sunday 19:00.
Where: Platz der Stadt Hof

The Wish tree: Actors of the Karl- Marx- Straße & visitors to the Festival are invited to implement ideas for the future of the street in the Wish Tree!
When: Saturday 16th June 2012 from 12-19:00
Where: Karl- Marx- Straße, corner Neckarstraße

Contributions to Paradise is a project by Katharina Rohde in collaboration with students of the Urban Planning Laboratory of the TU Berlin. Funded by the Cultural Office Neukölln.