Auch wenn der Künstler Jonas Burgert eher aus der Not heraus nach Weißensee kam, so schätzt er doch heute die ausgewogene Mischung an Alteingesessenen, an spezialisierten Handwerkern und Produzenten sowie neuen Ideen, die hier noch Platz zum Wachsen haben.
Howard Choy, Feng Shui expert in Weißensee
In 2002, architect and Feng Shui consultant Howard Choy and his wife Gyda Anders, also an architect, opened their office arqitektur in Weißensee, Berlin. In this interview, Howard Choy explains his understanding of Feng Shui and his attachment to the district Weißensee.
Dialogue with 8 city makers at the Social Entrepreneurship Lab
In this podcast series, Kika Yang spoke with CITYMAKERS Lab participants about their personal motivations and background as city makers and invited them to brainstorm about the potentials of the CITYMAKERS platform.
Laura Bruns – “Just do it”
Laura Bruns, co-founder of StadtStattStrand, speaks with Kika Yang about the project “Urbane Liga”, the importance of lobbying and building trust as well as their publications launched to empower citizens to ‘just do it’. This podcast is part of our series recorded at the CITYMAKERS Social Entrepreneurship Competence Lab.
Erik Ackner – Start it up
In this podcast, Kika Yang talks to Erik Ackner, Country Manager at Startup Grind and former organiser of Startup Grind in Chengdu, about the innovation ecosystem in China. This podcast is part of the series recorded against the background of the CITYMAKERS Social Entrepreneurship Competence Lab.
Jah Ying Chung – Change makers exchange ideas
With her broad experience within start-ups and social organisations, Jah Ying Chung identified a gap that she is now dedicating her time to fill: Her consultancy “The Good Growth Co” helps companies after their successful launching period to develop a consistent strategy for their development. This podcast is part of our series recorded at the CITYMAKERS Social Entrepreneurship Competence Lab.
Andrea Weigt & Cyrus Khazaheli – Projektraum Drahnsdorf
Combining their backgrounds in stage design, architecture and movement-based expressive arts, Andrea Weigt & Cyrus Khazaheli offer an environment in which people can connect with nature and with themselves – and generate new ideas. They see themselves as a part of a movement towards a new model of community life in the countryside. This podcast is part of our series recorded at the CITYMAKERS Social Entrepreneurship Competence Lab.
Wohnbuddy – Matchmaking platform for elderly and young people to live together
Marlene Welzl shares with us what inspired her to create the concept of WOHNBUDDY, a matchmaking platform for elderly and young people to live together. This podcast is part of our series recorded at the CITYMAKERS Social Entrepreneurship Competence Lab.
Jonas Schorr – Enabling innovative solutions between startups and institutions
Jonas Schorr talks with Kika Yang about his journey: From growing up in East Berlin to moving to West Germany and then step-by-step turning into a cosmopolitan social entrepreneur with his recently founded company, Urban Impact. This podcast is part of our series recorded at the CITYMAKERS Social Entrepreneurship Competence Lab.
Round Table Discussion on Social Entrepreneurship and Citymaking
How to make sure to hear and harvest all the interesting individual stories of participants and make them available to a larger audience? We set up a one-to-one dialogue space hosted by CITYMAKERS-editor and architect Kika Yang. Our key questions of interest: What motivates and drives you personally as a city maker? What was your particular interest in joining this lab? What potential do you see in the CITYMAKERS-platform? Here we share results from these conversations with Laura Bruns, Sebastian Schlecht, Jah Ying Chung, Jonas Schorr, Marlene Welzl, Andrea Weigt & Cyrus Khazaheli through a series of podcasts.
Sebastian Schlecht – All that is needed are participatory programs
Sebastian Schlecht is an optimist: He believes that we have the necessary resources to generate, test and implement new solutions to sustainable built environments. In his talk with Kika Yang he shares how enriching it can be to experience different perspectives of particular processes. This podcast is part of our podcast series recorded at the CITYMAKERS Social Entrepreneurship Competence Lab.
Chengdu Snapshot – Kika Yang in dialogue with makers and thinkers in Chengdu
If we could take a picture of whole Chengdu now, what would stand out? What are the relevant topics and people which are playing an important role at the moment? IT, environment, NGO, waste management, the startup scene, life as a foreigner, designing the city, doing business in China: Our seven guests bring their own universes into this discussion, revealing why Chengdu is such a symbolic place in both the Chinese and international sphere.