Design in urban conflicts
Creation of a neighborhood newspaper about a famous square in Berlin-Kreuzberg called Kottbusser Tor. Unfortunately, « Kotti » is mostly known for its number of crimes and the drug addicts. The neighborhood is torn apart between a bad reputation and a heavy gentrification process happening since a few years. In order to question these stereotypes and the myths, we made a big research, doing interviews with neighbors, Berliners and tourists. The magazine is only a small summary of those discussions. But it mostly was a good opportunity to raise questions and open the debate on city politics and the future of this neighborhood and the city of Berlin.
Project realized during a 3 months class at HTW in collaboration with: Adrienne Stöppler, Anna Karmann, Chiara Hoffmann, Elena Rankova, Franziska Bartsch, Hanna Günther, Judith Sachs, Leonard Schill, Mara Wiedenhöft, Melanie Lueft, Ulrike Ulbricht, and guided by Sandy Kaltenborn from image-shift.com and Pierre Maïté from caira.info.
Photos: Pierre Maïté