As five years of project funding by the Robert Bosch Foundation is coming to an end, this is the time to harvest insights and lessons learned. Sept. 15 (Duisburg) and Sept. 18-20 (Berlin), we invite partners, supporters, community members and peers to view, review and celebrate our project results with us!
It is official! Out of 43 applications, we have chosen 24 contributions to be part of our CITYMAKERS Virtual Walks Projects 2020. From big cities such as Beijing, Berlin, Luxembourg, Shanghai and Vienna to villages like Hallenberg in the Hochsauerland and the Sichuanese countryside – we got it all covered. Learn about our walkers and their topics – and stay tuned for more!
Everything is always in flow 一切皆流 : When two artists from Beijing got stranded in Berlin, their creative energy fundamentally changed the face of the CITYMAKERS residence.
During our first virtual CITYMAKERS walk, Popo Fan 范坡坡 showed us what it is like to see Berlin through the eyes of a queer Chinese filmmaker. Its online premiere was followed by a panel discussion between Popo Fan, Carmen Herold, Mo Sun and Silvan Hagenbrock. If you are interested in this discussion, which touched many transcultural topics such as the comparison between queer life in Berlin and Beijing, you can now watch it here.
How can you re-create your feeling of a liveable city, if you cannot walk the streets anymore? In the situation of lock down in Wuhan, CITYMAKERS-peers developed the “Memory Walk Map-Toolkit”. Join it! Test it! Submit YOUR PERSONAL WUHAN WALK!
CONSTELLETIONS hatte sich mit seinem STADTMACHER-Programm am Wettbewerber “Berlin MittendrIN” als Partner beteiligt und die Kreativwerktstadt CALIGARI CAMP CHALLENGE ausgerichtet. Über 30 engagierte Macherinnen und Macher sind zusammen gekommen und haben Visionen für den Kiez entwickelt!
We are thrilled to present the 6 selected 2020 CITYMAKERS-Accelerator-cases and their makers here.
Together with our local partner Sebastian Schlecht, project manager at Green City Essen and CITYMAKERS-fellow, we realized the first CITYMAKERS-Ruhr networking evening.
Was heisst eigentlich Stadtmachen “vor unserer eigenen Haustür”, im Kiez unseres Berliner-Büros in der Weißenseer Spitze? Unsere STADTMACHER-Kiezerkundung war ein voller Erfolg. 30 interessierte Mit-Erkundende, spannende Orte, Themen und Akteure, sowie ein mobiler STADTMACHER-Tee-Salon. Ein erster Prototyp für unsere geplanten CITYMAKERS-Walks ist entstanden! Tragt Euch in den Newsletter ein, wenn Ihr Lust habt, an unseren weiteren STADTMACHER-Erkundungen teilzunehmen. In Kürze laufen wir weiter!
CITYMAKERS Knowledge-Hub: Aiming at understanding deeper the context of cities and urbanisation processes in China other than in Europe, we have generated various studies, recommendation papers, mappings, tools and more. See an overview on of our diverse print and e-publications here.
True to the motto ‘Connecting globally, rooting locally’ we see a space for CITYMAKERS to act as a Sino-European dialogue-maker “just in front of our door”. We are launching a new series of CITYMAKERS-Salons and Dialogue-Walks. In cities beyond Berlin, we collaborate with local CITYMAKERS-friends, a first partner event will be the CITYMAKERS-Ruhr Network Meeting at the Impact Hub in Essen.
What are the topics and objects that catch your interest in the PLACE? Why? How are you interacting with the place? How are people using the place? CITYMAKERS China – Germany´s WU Yimeng and Katja Hellkötter co-created a booklet – Reading the Traces of a Place 读书地方的痕迹 – as a tool for an alternative spatial cognition.
In September 2018, YANG Fan from CECP (China Endangered Culture Protectors) and Silvan Hagenbrock, urbanist and editor of CITYMAKERS, travelled together for 10 days from Xi’an to Taiyuan tracing cultural relics sites. Why go to all these places?
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of city relations between Berlin and Beijing our CITYMAKERS-team developed a new framework for Sino-German twin cities to further learn and innovate for liveable city making.
From Dialogue to Action: Since 2016, CITYMAKERS supported the realization of selected project ideas in the context of liveable city making. Read here about the ‘CITYMAKERS-Future of Living’ incubator team.
From Dialogue to Action: Since 2016, CITYMAKERS China – Germany facilitated and supported the realization of a number of selected project ideas in the context of liveable city making. Read here about the CITYMAKERS’ culture and identity incubator team ‘Wuhan Narrative’.
From Dialogue to Action: Since 2016, CITYMAKERS China – Germany facilitated and supported the realization of a number of selected project ideas in the context of liveable city making. Read here about the ‘CITYMAKERS-Urban Farming Incubator’.