Project index

In collaboration with id22 and Marco Clausen, developing a self-organized, decentralized un-academy. Berlin projects and initiatives are reviewed and networked as they collect, exchange and pass on knowledge and experience, rising to our cities' social and ecological challenges and opportunities.
  • Kollektives Lernen / Collective Learning
  • Kollektives Lernen / Collective Learning
Model Project involving an ecological and socially sustainable building renewal with the Stiftung (Foundation) Nová Cvernovka in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Partners also include the Fachhochschule Potsdam, and the DBU Deutsche Bundestiftung Umwelt.
  • C MIBA. Center for Metropolitan Innovations in Bratislava
  • C MIBA. Center for Metropolitan Innovations in Bratislava
Model Project involving an ecological and socially sustainable building renewal with the Stiftung (Foundation) Nová Cvernovka in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Partners also include the Fachhochschule Potsdam, and the DBU Deutsche Bundestiftung Umwelt.
Urban excursions exploring open source urbanism and common good urban development including CoHousing and Cooperatives, Community Gardens and Edible Landscapes, Community Land Trusts and
initiatives for renter's rights, social ecology, justice and resistance.
With respect to the emerging crises we offer tours and presentations online as well as in person. We are happy to work with you to plan an online discussion or a real tour, meeting your specific interests and needs.
  • 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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Cooperatives and Community-Led Housing — CoHousing Cultures — have entered 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 and social housing initiatives are already developing such diversifying, sustainable neighborhoods, and are not only supported by civil society, but also increasingly by common good apartment providers such as cooperatives and community land trusts.
  • 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.
Die Stadtbodenstiftung (CLT-Initiative) will den ersten deutschen Community Land Trust in Berlin einführen und macht sich experimentell an dessen Umsetzung. Die Stadtbodenstiftung wird eine gemeinschaftliche, nicht-gewinnorientierte Eigentumsform, mit der Grund und Boden der Spekulation entzogen werden, um diese dauerhaft für günstigen Wohnraum aber auch für andere soziale, kulturelle oder gewerbliche Nutzungen zur Verfügung zu stellen.
  • Stadtbodenstiftung / CLT
The SHICC project supports the establishment of successful Community Land Trusts (CLT) in cities across the North-West European (NWE) region, including cities like London, Brussels, Lille, Amsterdam, Dublin, Glasgow and Berlin.
  • Sustainable Housing for Inclusive and Cohesive Cities (SHICC)
CoHousing|Berlin is an online platform for projects, networks and ideas for all forms of collaborative housing. Berlin has a rich tradition, culture and contemporary scene in the area of self-organized and cooperative planning and building, living and working. Approximately 500 projects over the last 40 years have made Berlin a worldwide center for cooperatives, CoHousing and common good urban development.
  • CoHousing | Berlin
  • 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.
A special place at the Spree riverside has been developed since 2011 in cooperation with the Spreefeld Cooperative, Teepee Land, and many people and initiatives from the area. The Spreeacker Association was found in 2013 to support and implement the emerging urban gardens and edible landscapes together with the neighborhood.
A Spree Public Shore Path is being developed, around which many forms of urban gardening can be discovered. The first plots with native fruit trees have long since been planted. A model project for productive and regenerative landscapes has been created in public space: a Food Forest. This brings together practices of permaculture and edible landscaping with nature’s way of developing forests.
  • Spreeacker
  • Spreeacker
  • 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

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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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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EXPERIMENTDAYS

The EXPERIMENTDAYS has been an annual event for CoHousing projects, including a diversity of self-organized and community-oriented housing. The EXPERIMENTDAYS were 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 brought together emerging housing initiatives and complemented this with discussions, workshops, and tours.

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metropolis

living tomorrow

blickwechsel 09

excity europe

Bildungswerk Lokhalle

experimentcity

Initiated in 2003, emphasizing the development of a great diversity of cooperative, accessible, affordable and self-organized housing forms as an essential contribution to a culture of sustainable urban development.
A networking of experts and activists, artists and creatives as well as researchers, administrators and business people – supporting innovative urban and community development strategies – transforming rigid top-down approaches into direct democratic and participatory processes.

Culture is it!