Berlin, DE | 2014 | workshop


Architects, researchers, artists, a DJ, a social scientist and a journalist, are the international team of tutors leading the Berlin unlimited workshop. Focusing on Berlin’s actual problematics, the workshop is an interdisciplinary exercise in understanding the urban condition. Each of the 5 units of the workshop focuses on a different methodological approach of urban investigation and is framed by a set of themes, particular to Berlin, to be explored.

Open to all, the workshop will be of particular interest to students past their 2nd year of study, postgraduate students, and recent graduates, in disciplines related to the study of the city and urban intervention; notably architecture, urbanism, planning, geography, the social sciences, and the arts. Urban explorations, on-site visits, and group work, form the key pedagogical elements in each unit, conducted by a team of guest and host tutors: each guest tutor brings in a unique way of looking at the city, while the unit’s host tutors brings in a thematic framework specific to the local content of Berlin. Additionally, the workshop includes a series of transversal activities, such as lectures, film screenings, and social events.

The workshop’s main objective is to equip participants with a sharpened vision through which to comprehend the city as a complex interactive system. It aims towards the development of collaborative strategies that challenge conventional methods of urban analysis and cut through disciplinary boundaries, encouraging creativity and originality.

To see the complete programme of Berlin Unlimited workshop, please CLICK HERE


UNIT 1 - Scar: memory and amnesia in the erasure of contested sites

TUTORS : Catalina Pollak, Xenia Kokoula | PARTICIPANTS: Ellen Ashenden, Tina Steiger, Estefani Reis, Rainder Wijnveld

To see the PDF of the urban exploration and the related postcards, please CLICK HERE

UNIT 2 - A memory re-written in light: the absence of the Berlin Wall

TUTORS : Felipe Lanuza, Benedikt Stoll | PARTICIPANTS: Anneta Giannaki, Asmaa Ibrahim, Hala Makhlouf, Antonio Pedroli, Dafni Skyrigianni, Lara Vartziotis, Laoura Vavaliou

UNIT 3 - A guidebook to Berlin: excavating voids, ruins and flows

TUTORS : Penny Travlou, Emil Angelov | PARTICIPANTS: Dominika Belanska, Alessia Cibin, Cansu Demiral, Stefano Pegoraro, Claudia Seldin, Lena Tholen

UNIT 4 - Berlin imaginarium: urban transformation through storytelling

TUTORS : Petra Havelska, Denica Indzhova | PARTICIPANTS: Aziliz Pierre, Filipa Besteiro Lacerda, Marta Busnelli, Nora Queck, Tamar Gurciyan, Valerie t'Hooft

To see the complete Kreutzberg Imaginarium book, please CLICK HERE