The cemeteries along Bergmannstraße are exposed to vast transformation processes: long gone are the times where cemeteries were pure places reserved for mourning. Nowadays they serve as, for instance, green islands that provide a home for flora and fauna within the city, where people go for a walk or rest in order to escape the hustle and bustle of their urban lives. We found that the local cemeteries are microcosms that depict various issues and processes that are happening on local as well as on global levels.
By implementing a set of very sensitive and small-scale interventions that touch upon ecological, spatial and societal topics, such as global flower production and consumption, preserving the local fauna, enhance recycling cycles and a more actors-driven space production, we want to be able to export and exchange knowledge from the inside to the outside of the Bergmannstraße cemeteries, discuss and apply it and eventually come back with refreshed ideas.
By Iliana Angelou, Leonard Kaupp, Daiki Ori, Annelene Stielau, Lina Thürer
Monday, July 23 – Wednesday, July 25
A plant swap for the neighborhood – Design & Build Phase
daily 10-18h @ Floating University
Thursday, July 26
Kommt ein Vogel geflogen – Kids Workshop
10h-13h @ Floating University Berlin together with Die Foodbrücke
Friday, July 27
A plant swap for the neighborhood – Kick-off Event
16-19h @ Café Strauss, Bergmannstraße 42, 10961 Berlin
Saturday, July 28
re:cemetery @ Fête de la Nachbarschaft
16-18h Guided neighborhood tour, starting from Hangar 1