Finally a tourist!

The Ethnic Village The Metropole

Explore the cultural paradise of Berlin-Neukölln and join urban walks guided by young women from Lebanon, Palestine & Pakistan.

Focussing on the aspects of the Village and the Metropole that co-exist in the area, this urban walk explores the impacts of the ethnic village on the neighborhood. Which cultures and communities are re-presented? Do those remain isolated and within their own communities or do they interact with other ethnic groups? Are local ethnic villages connected to the villages in their home countries? Where do ethnic villages meet each other and start creating new common identities?

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This urban walk is developed in collaboration with young immigrant women; investigating and show-casing networks of ethnic groups, this walk reflects on the impact of gentrification on immigrant communities in Berlin-Neukölln.

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This urban walk was successfully tested during the Arts&Culture Festival 48 hours Neukölln in 2012 and can now be booked through Route 44.

Finally a tourist! was exhibited in “No Urbanity Without Village” by Prof. Cordelia Polinna at Saalbau Gallery in Berlin-Neukölln in 2012.

Finally a tourist! was developed as part of the Workshop Series Participation of youth in City Planning. The series is hosted by Young Arts NK and Cultural Network Neukölln and funded by The Senate for City Planning Berlin and Aktion KMS! Creative director and coordinator of the Workshop series is Katharina Rohde.