Alternative urbanism meets social entrepreneurship. China meets Europe. 30 CITYMAKERS from 16 cities – from Beijing and Berlin, Taipei and Vienna, Munich and Shanghai – all with powerful innovative ideas for future livable cities, came together for two and a half days at an almost magical place in the countryside south of Berlin: Drahnsdorf.
After making sure all the participants were satisfied and ready to leave their space, Andrea Weigt & Cyrus Khazaheli – hosts of the CITYMAKERS Social Entrepreneurship Competence Lab – were able to take a break and tell their story. Combining the backgrounds of stage design, architecture and movement based expressive arts, their intention is to offer an environment in which people are able to connect to nature and, to themselves and generate new ideas. They see themselves as a part of a movement towards a new model of community life in the countryside. Our CITYMAKERS group certainly approved the concept. The only problem was not wanting to leave Drahnsdorf!
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