24 Jun

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Urban Commons

Exploring Urban microspaces I

Field research into a Berlin phenomenon


Büro Edenspiekermann
Potsdamer Str. 83
12205 Berlin

Edenspiekermann & Niklas Fanelsa

German, English


Taking inspiration from Japanese street observers such as Genpei Akasegawa, Wajiro Kon and the Bow-Wow studio Edenspiekermann are interested in the surprising and situational use of space on city streets. For this tour in Schöneberg, they will focus upon the Berlin phenomenon of Baumscheiben: the spaces around the city’s trees. Berliners have made extensive use of them, giving them a range of characters. They can be flower gardens, vegetable plots, waste storage sites or even a place to sit. This micro workshop will kick off with a presentation about the different ways to walk a city, before the group heads out into public space, observing, photographing and analysing tree surrounding in Schöneberg, to be followed by a discussion about the findings.

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