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Experimental dwelling forms—CoHousing Cultures—are entering the mainstream. But to what extent are they accessible and affordable for all, including people with more or less money, with or without refugee experience, with or without disabilities? Collaborative, social housing initiatives are already developing such diversifying, sustainable neighborhoods, and are not only supported by civil society, but also increasingly by apartment providers such as cooperatives.
  • CoHousing Inclusive – Book & Exhibition
  • CoHousing Inclusive – Book & Exhibition
  • CoHousing Inclusive – Book & Exhibition
  • CoHousing Inclusive – Book & Exhibition
  • CoHousing Inclusive – Book & Exhibition
The book and the exhibition contain critical reviews of model projects representing a colorful, European movement, complemented with photos and drawings. Short texts argue how political and financial conditions can be improved to better realize collaborative housing. Finally, a range of voices offer unconventional and promising strategies.
The EXPERIMENTDAYS is an annual event for CoHousing and CoLiving projects, including a diversity of self-organized and community-oriented housing. The EXPERIMENTDAYS have been organized every year since 2003 by id22 to offer a place to learn about and make connections with cooperative and collaborative housing. The Housing Project Market brings together currently emerging housing initiatives and complements this with discussions, workshops, and tours.
  • EXPERIMENTDAYS
  • EXPERIMENTDAYS
  • EXPERIMENTDAYS
  • EXPERIMENTDAYS
  • EXPERIMENTDAYS
  • EXPERIMENTDAYS
  • EXPERIMENTDAYS
  • EXPERIMENTDAYS
The production and maintenance of affordable housing as well as alternative projects in Berlin is becoming more difficult as neighborhoods are segregating and gentrifying, with traditional structures being eroded by systems of investment and profit. Rents and real estate prices are increasing dramatically. At the intersections between urban development and housing, private interests are becoming more and more politicized, influencing personal living arrangements, social life and urban culture. The aim of the EXPERIMENTDAYS is to make connections and strengthen networks, and to increase attention for the art of community-oriented housing and living.



living together possible.
CoHousing|Berlin is an online platform for networks and ideas for all forms of collaborative housing, sharing and living. Berlin has a rich tradition, culture and contemporary scene in the area of self-organized and cooperative planning, building, living and working. Approximately 1,000 buildings and groups over the last 40 years have made Berlin a worldwide center for CoHousing.
  • CoHousing | Berlin
  • CoHousing | Berlin
  • CoHousing | Berlin
  • CoHousing | Berlin
CoHousing | Berlin vernetzt be- und entstehende Wohnprojekte und Projektinitiativen, professionelle Akteure wie Planende, Projektentwickler*innen und Moderator*innen, Banken und Stiftungen sowie Genossenschaften und Hausverwaltungen. Neben der Vernetzung der Community wird auf der Plattform das Konzept CoHousing in all seinen Facetten vorgestellt. Auf CoHousing | Berlin finden sich deshalb auch viele spannende Hintergrundinfos zu aktuellen Entwicklungslinien und Trends sowie Veranstaltungstermine. Darüber hinaus werden individuell zugeschnittene Beratungen für Kommunen oder andere Stakeholder, die Interesse am Aufbau von CoHousing Projekte haben, angeboten.
Urban excursions exploring creative sustainability and accessibility, do-it-yourself, open source urbanism and grassroots projects: Do-It-Together and open-source-urbanism, CoHousing, CoWorking, community gardens, ecological architecture, cultural resistance projects, squats and more.
  • Creative Sustainability Tours & Workshops
  • Creative Sustainability Tours & Workshops
  • Creative Sustainability Tours & Workshops
  • Creative Sustainability Tours & Workshops
For Berlin residents and visitors, experts, students, activists as well as youth. Tours offered in English and German, other languages by request. Group tours throughout the year. Customized for your specific interests. Workshops and programs from 3 hours to 3 days. Cooperative housing, community gardens, ecological architecture, local economy, inclusion and accessibility, cultural and artistic experiments.

Our Creative Accessibility Tours are an opportunity for people who have not (yet) experienced physical handicaps to find out what accessibility and barriers really mean. School classes, student groups, as well as architects, city planners and companies can benefit from this. The tours are combined with a variety of educational modules such as „Creative Quests“, which challenge participants to accomplish different tasks in the city. Discussions with experts offer an opportunity to exchange findings and reflect on experiences.

With our Refugees Welcome Tours we visit inclusive and participatory Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-Together projects related to urban development, community living and working as well as local initiatives, urban gardening projects and cultural spaces in Berlin districts Kreuzberg, Mitte and Neukölln. We explore this fascinating urban landscape and learn about projects that are contributing to quality of life in our city. The aim of our City Tours is to help people who are new in Berlin get to know their neighborhood, become active users of the cultural spaces or even get actively involved in the local initiatives.

Experience sustainability as a visible part of our daily lives!

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The educational project "Access all Areas" is an opportunity for people who have not (yet) experienced physical handicaps to find out what accessibility and barriers really mean. School classes, student groups, as well as architects, city planners and companies can benefit from this. The tours are combined with a variety of educational modules such as „Creative Quests“, which challenge participants to accomplish different tasks in the city. Discussions with experts offer an opportunity to exchange findings and reflect on experiences.
  • Access All Areas
  • Access All Areas
  • Access All Areas
Das Bildungsprojekt “Access All Areas” besteht aus Stadtexkursionen (Erleben von Barrierefreiheit und Barrieren) und Diskussionen (Austauschen und Reflektieren) mit Workshops (Gestalterische Mitbestimmung). Die Länge der Veranstaltungen variiert je nach Modulkombination von drei Stunden bis zu mehreren Tagen.

Das Thema Inklusion werden wir den Teilnehmer*innen auf eine spielerische und unterhaltsame Art näher bringen und zeigen, dass gesellschaftliche Teilhabe ein Grundrecht eines jeden einzelnen ist und in einer nachhaltigen Stadt sowie in einer modernen Gesellschaft selbstverständlich sein sollte. Die Frage der Barrierefreiheit und die Herausforderung, die sie in unserer Stadt noch immer darstellt, wird durch unsere Vermittlungsmethode nicht nur abstrakt verhandelt, sondern intensiv erfahren. Durch den Austausch zwischen Teilnehmer*innen mit und ohne Behinderung werden Berührungsängste abgebaut und Impulse für ein nachhaltiges Miteinander gegeben.

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A special place at the Spree riverside has been developed since 2011 in cooperation with the Spreefeld Cooperative and many local initiatives. The Spreeacker Association was found in 2013 to support and implement the emerging small urban gardens, edible landscapes and a food forest together with the neighborhood.
  • Spreeacker
  • Spreeacker
  • Spreeacker
  • Spreeacker
  • Spreeacker
Der Spreeacker in Berlin Mitte liegt im Sanierungsgebiet Nördliche Luisenstadt und ist ein für alle offener, gestaltbarer und sich immer in Bewegung befindlicher urbaner Raum. Zur Zeit arbeiten wir an folgenden Projekten:
// essbare Landschaften inklusive Hochbeeten: Gemüse, Kräuter, Obst, etc.
// Ausbau und Beteiligung am öffentlichen Workshopverfahren des Uferwegs zwischen der Michaelbrücke und der Schillingbrücke
// Nutzung des Ufers und der Umgebung für Veranstaltungen und Bildungsangebote

Im Vordergrund stehen die Besonderheiten des Ortes und damit der Wunsch, sie zu erhalten und öffentlich zugänglich zu lassen: das Wasser, der Strand, das alte Bootshaus und seine Terrasse.

Alle Projekte verfolgen interdisziplinäre Ziele der Bildungsarbeit und der nachhaltigen Stadtentwicklung in ökologischen, ökonomischen und sozialen Bereichen.
Es werden Angebote geschaffen, die Aspekte wie Artenvielfalt, Vermeidung von Bodenversiegelung und die lokale Vernetzung mit Anwohnern vereinen.
Koordiniert werden die Aktivitäten seit 2014 vom neu gegründeten Verein Spreeacker e.V. mit Beteiligung der Nachbarschaft. Gemeinsam mit den Nachbarinitiativen vor Ort wie der Spreefeld-Genossenschaft, dem Bürgerverein Nördliche Luisenstadt sowie dem Teepee Land und Mörchenpark erarbeiten wir Ideen für eine nachhaltige, kooperative und partizipative Stadtentwicklung. Über Neuigkeiten und Veranstaltungen informieren wir auf dieser Webseite und auf Facebook.

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Past projects

City Tours for New Berliners

In 2016-2017, with our City Tours for New Berliners we visited inclusive and participatory Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-Together projects related to urban development, community living and working as well as local initiatives, urban gardening projects and cultural spaces in Berlin districts Kreuzberg, Mitte and Neukölln. We explore this fascinating urban landscape and learn about projects that are contributing to quality of life in our city. The aim of our City Tours is to help people who are new in Berlin get to know their neighborhood, become active users of the cultural spaces or even get actively involved in the local initiatives.

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Culture is it!