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K LAB, 2020
Warm-up Exercise. 16 January 2020, 10:00 – 17:00, Berlin-Kreuzberg and PlanWirtschaft (PlaWi), TU Berlin.
The symposium started with a mapping exercise around ‘Kotti’, a culturally diverse and highly contested area in Kreuzberg, Berlin. Groups of 4-5 participants chose one of seven outlined routes and in three timeslots they mapped three layers. The first layer was an attempt at an ‘unbiased’ mapping ranging from atmosphere, objects, people, (use of) space, signs, smells to emotional impressions on the route. Afterwards participants convened at “Haus der Solidarität – KiezKantine” for lunch, presented and discussed their mappings, impressions, and thoughts about the process. Then, with their varied interpretations of the theme of “mobilizing intersectionality as compass in urban climate action” in mind, they re-visited the route and conducted a second layer of mapping where they identified gaps, outsides, missing data, the “nulls, zeros and blanks”, and thought about the ways these could be represented and communicated. Based on what was captured in the previous layers, in a third layer they mapped imaginary future scenarios for the chosen route. Last, participants convened at PlaWi, ISR where they further processed their mappings and exhibited them in different corners, and then presented and discussed them in plenum.
We would like to thank the Haus der Solidarität – KiezKantine for providing their space and support.
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