design in urban conflicts
what: seminar, newspaper design
where: berlin, germany
together with “ca ira” we organized this seminar with students from the htw berlin. the subject was kottbusser tor (“kotti”), a famous square in berlin kreuzberg. the squares’s neighborhood is torn apart between a bad reputation and a heavy gentrification process happening since years. beyond the stereotypes and the myths, the students asked tourists passing by, the local residents as well as local engaged persons, their perspective and hopes for the neighborhood. more than the summary of those discussions, the newspaper produced on this occasion raises questions and open the debate on city politics and the future of this neighborhood and the city of berlin. with: adrienne, anna, chiara, claude, elena, franziska, hannah, judith, leo, mara, melanie, ulrike, pierre, htw berlin, …
the newspaper was realized in the context of the project “wir sind der kotti” from the association kotti-coop e.v.