CITYMAKERS is a program created and run by CONSTELLATIONS. With two rounds of co-creation of the concept in 2014 and 2015 the program officially started 2016, with CONSTELLATIONS opening of it’s second office in Berlin. CONSTELLATIONS co-founder Katja Hellkötter is running the office after she have lived in Shanghai for 15 years. The original CONSTELLATIONS Shanghai office was opened in 2009 with its mission to create, host and facilitate spaces for learning, leading and collaborating for sustainable futures. This mission has been extended now further to Europe: And much beyond acting as cross-cultural bridge builders CONSTELLATIONS sees it’s role now as facilitators of “shared spaces across boundaries for learning and acting together” and of builders of “eco-systems” that enable positive change. With a physical space – C*SPACE – a studio in a former furniture factory in East Berlin’s district Weissensee CONSTELLATIONS Berlin is the hub for the Sino-European community within Berlin. CONSTELLATIONS Berlin is formally a registered GmbH, while most of its programs are of common purpose nature.
Katja Hellkötter, Founder CONSTELLATIONS International