How can we nurture critical capacities and infrastructures for imagining and reclaiming our future, in the face of increasingly corporate digital realms and alarming signals of environmental crisis? “Reimagining Urban Futures” invites you to explore this overarching question within the context of the Prinzessinnengarten. In a 2-part workshop, we will engage in a series of lectures and writing sessions that focus on speculation, science fiction and audio-based “augmented reality”, to create guided tours of the garden and its surroundings – for a tourist that explores a future history that has not yet been decided. The workshop is in collaboration with „Speculative Tourism“, led by Mushon Zer Aviv and Shalev Moran. Elizabeth Calderón Lüning is associated researcher in the UDK at the Weizenbaum Institute. In her research she explores the potential role of digital technologies in shaping urban futures and policy-making issues related to questions of inequalities and digital sovereignty. As co-founder of Common Grounds e.V., she has advised and taught on topics such as local participation, organizational development and social and technological networking. As part of the Prinzessinnengarten and the Nachbarschaftsakademie, she has led the community efforts of the Berlin pilot project MAZI, a European research project on local digital networks. Hagit Keysar is a researcher and activist based in Jerusalem and Berlin. Her work brings together creative practice and critical theory, and explores the politics and imaginations spurred by aerial imageries and technologies. In recent years she worked to advance the potentials of DIY practices and civic technoscience as a way of materializing counter-dominant visual practices in human-rights activism. She is currently exploring the use of drones by indigenous groups and human rights activists for articulating rights and visualizing land claims in settler-colonial settings. Shalev Moran is a game designer, curator, and artist based in Copenhagen. He is the Games Program Curator for Print Screen Festival in Holon. Shalev currently studies Game Design at the the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts after graduating from Tel Aviv University’s Honors Program in the Humanities and Arts. Shalev co-founded Speculative Tourism, a techno-political-literary initiative exploring possible futures through the medium of audio tours. Die Veranstaltung ist Teil des Projektes „Licht Luft Scheiße.- Perspektiven auf Ökologie und Moderne“ – realisiert durch: Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum der Freien Universität Berlin (BGBM), Martin-Elsaesser-Stiftung, Nachbarschaftsakademie im Prinzessinnengarten Kreuzberg und neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK). Gefördert im Fonds Bauhaus heute der Kulturstiftung des Bundes und durch die LOTTO-Stiftung Berlin.
Daten & Fakten
- Nachbarschaftsakademie im Prinzessinnengarten Kreuzberg
- Prinzenstraße 35, 10969 Berlin
- Führungen, Vorträge und Workshop mit Elizabeth Calderón Lüning, Hagit Keysar, Shalev Moran