The CITYMAKERS Virtual Walks Project investigates fundamental themes of life in cities and on the countryside that are as relevant for people living in China as for those living in Berlin or any other European city. 20 people have taken part and created amazing video walks! Watch them here!
At the end of the 19th century and the beginning of 20th century, when the German industry took off, it was once an industrial metropolis in Europe. In the process of urbanization, people inject culture, art, and creativity into industrial relics, creating unexpected intersections in time and space. Several visual examples and interviews are being presented: How do people renovate industrial heritage with creativity, art and culture in the city in order to give them a new function? How to make them a part of the city’s creative economy and let the city be sustainable and livable?
About the filmmaker
- Jing SU is a consultant and creator of culture, art and education projects, freelance writer. She is now also fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Berlin, research on cultural and creative industries, design thinking and business, including startups, traditional companies and entrepreneurship in this field.