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In this three lightning talks practitioners from different projects are giving insights how they reframe, what cities can consist of and what´s their backbone: Projects are: Connecting Cities, Make City, Entrepreflaneur
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is already here this is a quote from a favorite part author we like sci-fi author William Gibson but hello up everyone interatomic hunter Sonora liberating the casual workforce right so how do we intend to effective liberation to set free the casual work force we achieve this liberation and the architectural projects urban total yup myself and I mean I everybody I we're both architects and as such we study society and we study society in order to build environments that facilitates social habits and modern behavior so that makes is pretty bad for years essentially as architects we we aim to project a collective future and we find that this this is the digital era we know we live in the digital era and but yet somehow in the contemporary state and physical and digital worlds are still somewhat kind of separate we would like
to change that and so the project for urban terror focuses on connecting these 2 worlds and Urban totem is a
street-level tangible piece of infrastructure the functions to this as a display space as social beacon and provides access to the digital multiverse Irvin totems digital refueling stations we like to call them provide every conceivable digital resources to passive i so whether they're out having your her arrest and you're looking for a place to work on your laptop or you've been out of day and you realize a handy as out of battery in an where all somewhat connected to our digital devices and that's probably understatement and and so on but no 1 more so than a character that we like to call the troops our right so strange words
maybe a new word for the day everybody so it's essentially a mash-up we take an entrepreneur and fly nowhere much them
together and we created this new character up the entrepreneur onto the north but who is what is often well essentially and keep Wikipedia put it best when they describe them as an urban explore the common source of the street but like you guys if you're not to open your linguistic history maybe you don't know this term but we can see
para a cold flow were on the boulevard papyrus circuit 1842 and his modern-day counterparts the entrepreneur ca right now on the streets equates burger in Berlin so
but a says of the final the crowd its domain as the errors of the bird or the sea to the fish Sterling around the city rounding in the cafes 2nd in the atmosphere of public spectacle This is the structure guide job description an adapted to still his and create and drivers creative well which all sounds really great you know as a job description and the most of us have to be a bit more rigorous for their work that's where the entrepreneur part comes in
yes I mean we we acknowledge that work has changed it has been revolutionized and the revolution of ongoing so in this post crime climate crisis supplies and think about the crisis and complete companies practices practices hiring practices have been altered and so individuals armed with the tools of digital connectivity increasingly seek to become their own companies so I like this there are modern day on different words are highly skilled educated an agile and part of the impulse
sorry a part of the impulse wards creativity and innovation is is directly linked to this connectedness to this mobility and all of this engenders a great sense of personal freedom and so that you know for the then the idea of being rooted to physical space for work is is more increasingly unattractive and kind of absurd and so let us take you on a quick look
back at the work landscape from which are onto nowhere evolved right so we can start with office buildings and the dreaded office cubicle of the CA 19 fifties 19 sixties the cat to the mid eighties
when personal home computers became affordable the Home Office
enters the house the then and by the
early 2000 and the mobile telephone becomes ubiquitous especially when they're not the approximate size and weight of a brick where Michael Douglas yeah
so now we have mobility and free-range working were part of a continuum that led to globalization and reduced round-the-clock work environments
this is no longer the nine-to-five work hilariously portrayed by 1 of our favorite movies of that name which recommend and but so sorry it
yeah right so then it then we get to 250 formalize workspace culminating in a start-up culture a freelance culture a culture of casual work where the lines between work behavior and later behavior are increasingly blurred yeah I mean we we Nancy bigger companies adopting these kind of an informal and flexible at work practices back in may take them back into their environments and so we see faces like complete at Google and Facebook and picks are and all really proud of
their their self tunes that she
led zones and the play areas
a that it is but the play
and essentially these are really all an attempt to create this this sense of play in freedom in the office environment right but that just so not
requires real personal freedom so over these artificial types to fuel the productivity and to energize the creativity and so they go where 90 per cent of human error interaction occurs certainly here in Berlin the cafe have a place
where landing and working occurs seamlessly between mouse clicks where going to work it must have a displacement phase and more of a behavioral shift and like the final hours before then after different noise revel in the Côte cosmopolitan metropolis a place of anonymity and spectacle but unlike the final Santa sonorous require social media the dual space yeah
so this little space can be thought of as part of an invisible infrastructure and this invisible infrastructure if something like the telecommunications networks the fiber optic cable the satellite data transmissions and into algorithms are leaving visible structure that we can't see it yes I mean that's the thing like were surrounded by them every day and you know just imagine for a 2nd if
we if they were all revealed if we could see all of this data and radio waves and algorithm that you know all of this stuff all around us what what would it look like and what can I have a feeling it would look like a crazy digital soup and were somehow all in it is so and so in that
digital soup uh and with the onto nor in mind and we'd like to show you how I briefly project urban total which is a digital refuelling station and it links the physical and digital worlds uh we designed the urban totems essentially to harness these these invisible infrastructures I and dedicate the more kind of an especially for the modern and knowledge worker so urban totems
our many outdoor rest stops fully tactile and all powered by a hybrid solar energy as the name
suggests Urban totems a stacking and of vertical and vertical stacking of vital digital functions and key amongst them is a little
info and graph graphic and key amongst them there's lots but Key among them are high speed uh internet digital device charging when you're when you're on the go and web access and these are all free to the user a thing
delivery if it it so
but yet also they integro in the totem is add new iBeacon technology acid this this means that you can connect your mobile device as anywhere within the the radius of the chosen and you can this this this I begin technology facilitates seamless two-way communication so essentially somewhere and nearby in the new features on the streets of Berlin you will be avalanching other totem style and you will be able to add charge up and you can access a website and which has got great and cultural content and things like that and I really good inside the city God
the we a like to think about also in this in these terms the KSA rightfully can we think of it also these urban totems as a kind of Urban acupuncture connecting the invisible energies of infrastructure the key points along the city's collective body by connecting totem the totem are set 13 this gives rise to entirely new model of connectivity 1 that is virtual and physical simultaneously this is the city of the future or and I are inspired by
Berlin's use of the streets to speak civically through art and demonstrations and sell urban totems purposely put into the streets creating a brand new semantic
relationships between the streets and the web yes and this same meiosis occurs through the transfer of information backwards and forwards by upload and download and across 3 key platforms we have the urban the website the mobile app and the interactive screen
and the interactive screen is really important and because it acts as a real time window and a highly visible showcase for a new generation of start-ups and innovators and also for video artists musicians as a future multitude of creative endeavors and thus we hope uh you and to create a new cultural stimulus for Berlin
additionally urban totems identify I get undeclared need and society that of providing a new type of workspace essentially docking stations accessible domestic free for the migratory worker the freelancer and largest annoyance Birmingham with their personal mobile devices looking the target again yeah because you know let's face
it we we all want to be everywhere we want to be the virtual in the virtual domain and at the same time some more interesting and inspiring in the real world and ermine tell them in that place i it's not just the digital refuelling station or when you're running low on Jesus effect but it's also a vital resources and a cultural beacon and the natural habitat of the ultraflat neuro so the objective that urban told
inductee thanks very much thank it thank you few
thank you very much we will have a little discussion all on all the 3 of and projects afterward so you can have a seat of you want sit here over there as as you wish and so please keep all your questions in mind about uh urban totem M. the next project that we're gonna learn about is connecting cities and I'm pleased to the
proper on the welcome come to the stage she is and the founder of public outlet and a design and the correct us she said the
yeah and this end from good yes it is a gonna take some minutes because if there are any questions maybe we can just have them now you could question the that yeah in the hoochie designed built into seats in prayer higher how the and again I'm sorry I thought it was and yet we we work this out between us uh we work it back and forth work well then overlap and that way it's more of a rounded discussion rather than leadership but then post adjustment before which hello everybody yes thank you for the introduction my name's was a pop and 2 and I'm the initiator of a project called connecting cities what I'm going to the shortly present you today and to
air it's a project at no air which is woody annually EU funded project a culture Programme 2007 and 13 and error we collaborate was 12 European cities in knowledge a worldwide expanding network of and most of all partners are institutions rule yes deal with this whole issue of urban screens and media facades and so on their cultural potential of these infrastructures and maybe just a couple of words how we started to air I actually started to uh was their mediums Chilperic uh who is an urban planner and now living in into renal and air we organized a couple of months media force arts festival here in Berlin and I'm et 2008 it was the time of the when the 1st uh yes you choose it how can I say digital screens have been set up at and at the media as pretty as a project at the of offspring Croix back and to m yes as they were only showing advertisement we have been thinking um what is the socio-cultural potential of these infrastructures and as they are as set out in the public space they should also um yes sure cultural content so with this sense of reclaim the screens we started the media force arts festival and asked to develop participatory projects um that with the use of but he's urban screens and it was also interested interesting and at this time to find all at that they are all operated is through the internet so the next step after 2008 was to think about and network infrastructure and in the European Media difference arts festival we connected already 7 cities over these zone screens and and yes and so on what I what is how can I say the potential this is what I'm going to show you today but this connecting cities project and now removed and homogenized and I commend and I commend to you the dimensions of the OK so as to what sorry the sound is nice I'm also going to talk to me because of the begin the
new user was at the time of
the origin is then here
they are the only rules if you just agreed with them across
numerous usage visual and hence the others are orders of
medium results and and so they
have quite different challenges
and and we also use of cost projections and and what is
interesting with this in this medium
is that it's so we often define it as a membrane between the internet
and the public space the urban
space and and and so therefore so what we created and what would you will see it when you have a look at this from a lot
of do-it-yourself tools and
devices uh is social into action over the urban screens
so and for example of the
and some of the partners what I said like answer
lectronic car is known as a challenge detect the at challenge is to
show and permanently cultural
content and to air it's a earlier resolution media facade so depending on the
resolution on of course on the
place and of course on the urban context and it is
that the criteria of what kind of
content you are going to show and how you
would like to uh challenge or use them as a social platform for interaction we
had to a 3 years city scenarios
so what we there yet explored in the last years the 1st 1 was that the network at city so how to use
these infrastructures and for our
citizens to have a uh an
intercultural dialog from 1 to
1 city and and the 2nd
1 was the participatory city in 2014 and what here we explored the space
around the screen in front of the screen
as a kind of shared in contours how can do people use them for
opinion building uh but also of course far and all kinds of
OPS co-creating cities
and uh and exchanging with each other's ends this year is the visible and invisible city topic
where we are going to use them as so once
for this widely isation of and invisibly generated data or
technologies and all of all
partners and we call pure and co-produced the content together
so around there is always an open
call we artist can apply and uh we use uh select the projects
together and so on and then
everyone is creating every curator is creating his
overall and program and
depending on the local context I think
it's very important and if you work with these massive infrastructures to start from a site-specific point of
view S. M. and yes as it's it it's a global media it's very important to
to think about our 2 in the local
community your audience with
whom you would like to develop the
projects and Canadian cool
geyken for example here in Berlin was a wonderful place for us and still is a
wonderful place of course with rear projection
window you could and and the floor
plays in we could experiment a lot ends in total I think we can
now all pure rated and co-produce around uh 70 projects and to M yes so for example
if you have a look at this project which is a good
example for networked city there you have been
looking into other cities you II was
tracked and projected in the other city and watching the other people and also artists like a Jeremy
Bailey who use them as a more mobile screen here he is
represented on the iPad around
and talking to the people uh
remotely and yes to represent the from his office and studio in Toronto so these are a lot of examples for networked
scenarios most of them are playful but of course you can also use them in a in a critical way ends on
and to air what what is interesting about to this medium that we are very often invited
to a smart Cities conferences so when it's all about
it this a bottom-up approach for smart
cities was social a smart cities and then it's of course interesting to have a
look at this medium as a place for in counters so shared in
colleges and of course also on it to have a look at the possibilities of how you can
participate and 2 and co-create and your city I think this is this
interesting part and to air and
yes most of the projects also go to the neighborhood so it's not only that they are just in front of the screen like this project
here the dealer puppet social
and they go to the neighborhoods
include the people and 0 bring them
back to the is it true that 1
yes it depends whether it's a projection wall on media architecture in general we are
talking about the the urban media environment and so on some
projects for example like this 1 I would also like to mention smart citizens dashboard
as an interesting project of now by
canola so they were asking for example the people about their cities and and they
could on different topics and issues
of voting and give their opinion about the living are about to
how is it being about working situations in their cities and to
an also these 1 for example
uh what what you see here in the background
there is yes like a flash mob dance with the people use mobile
devices and and it
was a choreography you how they were
dancing all together and to air using the screen as a kind
of gas a platform for
meetings and on there after a they had this uh excursion to the
neighborhoods another 1 from 2 Istambul
artist we use them for opinion
building so they were also asking a lot of political questions where the people could
answer and to air and they were visualized on the media facade of the isoelectronic center but also in other
cities and 1 yes and and that
would what I would say is in this hole
in the exploration of this medium started was urban screens and of
course we're also collaborating with a lot
of urban screens networks but air they all have some yes their own
business models and this man a business
model has of course a lot to do with
and and without all to reach of a minus audiences so what they
prefer of cause is that a lot of people passed by the screens in a very short time and the soul and
they are not so much interested in social into actions was screens and so the more and more
and we collaborated with the institutions cultural institutions or a city run
and screens so as we
use them as a community platform
and aware of course we can
yes uh create much more
uh projects who have this participatory element n to Aaron now this
year the visible and invisible city
uh will take place in in i in Germany it is a small town tone and a
center of optical technologies and here we cooperate closely with the
companies and universities so
the artists are invited to use in these
optical technologies are to
make an invisibly generated data technologies and visible
to the public audience and say there it's a project for which we created the City
College of Science Lab a platform where the companies but also universities and so the actors meet constantly and to have the possibility
to co-create this festival which will take
place at and In October from the 7th to the 11th of
October ends and as 1 part of the connecting cities activities in 82 further
cities sold in there are you know we
will also be connected lists
and the isoelectronic festival but at the same time and with in Gwangju all which is the partner city in China and so on yes so you of course
are warmly welcome and to own
if so far and this is the last
project of 2 Ian Oliver who were working hacking the screens for the wireless access point and say
um to a trans ferring uh the content to the public screen the lot of partners involved and as I already said it's funded by the European Union and yes so thank you very much for your interest and I think further questions we can ask afterwards thank you very much so that the project will learn about is on make city and I were come to the stage Francesca Ferguson she is founder and CEO of a drift she's cool rate of architecture and urban issues you have microphones with that of stages use
yeah but it could what can do with this to yeah hello and and thanks 2 it would become for this opportunity and yeah I'm here to do a brief presentation of something which has
evolved around for the last couple of years so in Berlin and with in a lot of different partners make city the and effects of Architecture and Urban alternatives with the German title because actually bilingual little thing and this festive I stick to it and that's enough and it's that taking place in June and then so it's evolved from a position where looking at what's Berlin might need all should need was used in need IMO curator of architecture and urban issues and the have
actually been in this city pretty much continuously since the wall came down and there's never been a kind of a complete a full model its kind of it's dealt with and the intense pace and level of change and that have dominated Berlin and and the current state the wherein in particular so I'm when I say it's evolved dispersal from and with Berlin and what struck me always over all these years is that's the city is kind of always being the site was small-scale middle scale larger-scale of per 2 types of for example using the roots of a city
full of gardening and we had a situation where we had 1 of the largest spaces of Commons of of Commons and inner city a temple where it was became very clear and when there's a referendum and in 2013 here uh and uh 65 % of citizens decided to vote against the Senate the balance and it's of a master plan for developing the space of the former airfield temporal and the surrounding and of this last piece of tracts of land but it was a resounding no votes and and this was a kind of a wake-up call for the local government of thing to sort of rethink how citizens
of all want to be involved and can be involved and perhaps should be involved in the process of development not the background to make city is actually something that you may have experienced yourselves if you been here longer time temporary gardens and projects like this developed with cultural funding by up to about so landscape architects their numerous of an intervention space projects that have been developed that not only in Berlin in other cities under the kind of guys of cultural projects i.e. this is all what this is not about of development and I sort of wanted to come to me encourage a shift in the perception because I think that when you
have projects like this temporary gardens developed at the back of the museum spaces or in decision 11 interstitial left spaces of the city with very very minimal means and the landscape architects architects until about a
developed particularly static based on what's already that including weeds overgrowth noticed and I often think it helps you is you might Sanger the and it's sort of and it's a very significant thing to have done and it's done in the guise of being an art artistically funded project I think this has to do with a completely different perception of making city whether this be a small-scale whether this can be developed on a bigger scale and so this could sing in German because I think some of you will need have and 1 of the things that drove this idea of makes it is the fact that more and more people looking upon Berlin as a moment where there is an extreme paradigm shift going on you have an increased amount of interest of investors in the public lands of the city all in general the land of the and the and the spaces to be developed and I Berlin has been selling off its public lands to the highest bidder for a number of years and I'm architects of established
here including David Chipperfield another so looking upon the have a saying that basically um even though Berlin is not known for its industrial and economic strength but it's it's discovered something that is much more interesting which is a kind of its extreme contradictions a kind of richness and based on the extreme complexity and contradictions that epitomized the city and and on that basis we're looking with make city at the notion of something which is um I think a relevant issue when you talk about the moment in the city that we're experiencing right now this paradigm shift and on the 1 hand you have this huge interest in development on the other hand you have a kind of increasing pressure on housing on raising rents there's a lot of uh um gentrification going on some people may say this is a classic normal development of any city that's undergoing some change and do that this is this is standard in a place like London perhaps not give a talk about gentrification anymore and but when we talk now we make city
or we're rather trying to assemble a whole scene a whole discourse looking at the resources of the cities read the we we live in this sort of theme of make city this year in its 1st let's say inauguration as a festival is resourcing governor all bundles those myself collect which means looking at the resources of the city on every level and and there is a kind of a European discourse here because we are not trying to bring together participants thinkers city makers and her reflecting upon economies of an economies that are increasingly under strain mean in Europe we have a situation where talking about posterity economics and what does that mean how does that impact on the public services of the city so it makes it is gonna governed by perhaps all led by 3 main themes were looking at the notion of urban commons that's definitely inspired by the what I was showing you before these temporary gardens moments of pandemics and incredibly some powerful I would say politicize ation of the citizens of Berlin and on the basis of the fact that the public lands have been sold to the highest bidder and citizens groups of realizing this is something that should be stopped you have the development of round tables and civic groups that are protesting the trying to stop the violence and it from continuing to sell the land to the highest bidder and and what's involved now interesting enough people talking about civilian model even though it's not but it is not the initiator of this that's called the concept of following in German the the notion that a concept needs to be attached
to any property development notion of of the space that is available piece of land that is available that it's no longer OK so that the investor with a high the the bits the most and gets a piece of land of his property in the city and and quite recently the federal government stopped the sale of a huge and area of critical that are going up the aisle and and this was the message in away from the from from from on a federal level to that this pressure from below from Citigroup's but on regarding public lands and we could talk about this as commons as thick as as land property the shared and that this
is going to create created makes it very powerful change in the way 1 deals with some further property development in the city so the notion of common this absolutely Paramount's make city look at what happened in in a In this massive field of temporal you have gardens that have community gardens that have been built by citizens by Citigroup's by individuals completely sort of helter-skelter completely ad hoc I'm very cheaply very basic and this is far away from the notion of the allotment of the stable gotten that you have your little plot of land that the fence around it so this completely different
forms of sharing and neighbourliness that involves some projects like this were also looking at landscape architecture from based on the notion that it can be developed in a participatory way for example this is a project like toprotect landscape architects in Civic Union Denmark it's an extremely formal realization of the notion of multicultural multiculturalism and which is debatable but it's was developed in a participatory way i.e. the the citizens in this part of of Copenhagen we were able to submit an designs of or other and photographs
and sketches of elements in public space and in the public gardens that remind them of their own culture and topics as a landscape architect selected those individual pieces to create a kind of manifestation of multicultural space whether or not that functions in reality is left open that you'd have to experience yourself but the notion can you actually designed for diversity is 1 of the issues from a talking about commons None of the themes that is linked of course to this whole notion of civic engagement is the sum of an open source for using the expression from coding them German use we talk about positive participation and sharing and the notion of evidence of open source that's everyone in the case of
coding of course the we're talking about X not amateurs who working on code and that's where looking at the idea that actually civic groups and citizens can manifest design and be part of creating of environments examples like this we have guessed coming from uh is lot of Spanish architecture collective the basically occupied a piece of abandoned land in Madrid and created the competence of other which became a kind kind of a commons a sort of ad hoc design commons somehow how to maintain and design that notion of a shared space of
commons is sort of debated and debatable within the festival and of course there is a sort of classic notions of participation by children involved that in transforming their own teacher either practitioners architects like this on a whole from from the popular wouldn't be doing this for years and a lot of this festival is in a way that make drawing attention to small-scale small acts that collectively say something quite powerful about alternative ways of making city all of and alternatives and I think it's really great to be part of the Republika because and I think has a lot to do with the fact that this European research of the of the circumstances this city of the future was able to create a push for this debate on urbanism within the context of Republika bike that by funding this I think it's really interesting because what we're trying to do is make city is not bring together the usual crowds of architects and developers of or even architects who usually sits amongst themselves and developers who sits amongst themselves and arts practitioners to sit among themselves and what we're trying to do is bring all these elements together in a way that people will say it's quite contradictory because the festival
center and we're going to have a mix of people talking about civic economy and crowdfunding for example this bridge in Rotterdam was a crowdfunded projects and organized by the use of zone zone balance in the the um at an architecture be another Rotterdam we're bringing together these ideas of new technologies sharing of the notion of transparency and sharing information and so the so a discourse that's actually deftly coming out of the design scene and also even the hacker scene and brings together with some people are talking about urban governance and how in fact all of these new technologies that enable a different form of information sharing in a different form of transparency can in fact impact on the way that local governments um for stocks management management is carried out is determined and you have these projects where some it where you have the the but instead of a sample of a government talking about the concept of from the notion of conceptual development of this of an area of 1 of the largest and development sites in Berlin is if you've finished at some parts of the slick Swedish us and performance and flower flower market mingle smart a vast area where you have 3 different groups of architects and investors developing and individually plots of land
and building and commercial development and housing and um at a mixed use and what's happened here is that the architects themselves created the conditions for a shared conceptual development of the area i.e. they went far beyond what they were commissioned to do by the investors and they made a push and won the bid for this for these other pieces of of land the room was marked and that politicizing the whole practice that means they getting together and they are talking not just about their building in the square meterage and getting the maximum rental out of the wholesale price of Juanita they're talking about how to go beyond that to develop the spaces around the buildings and to develop the social projects 1 of the social projects is going to be the ball hit which is basically a kind of of social container if you like 4 whole connection with the local area so this is the kind of thing people we talking
about we're looking at new forms of living and working in a city that's 1 of the 3rd big themes from and done all is what well will our lots of looking at all golden looking at forms of creating new architecture where actually there is social and communal spaces created in residential spaces um talking about
urban um high-rise and buildings built entirely of wood because this is another way of thinking city differently and designing
city differently and of course there's always this kind of nostalgic look at how the parts of the city and this is connected then to a wider debates because this is not just the case in Berlin how waterfronts all developed how much of the waterfront is public how much is private how much do we have to fight for the fact that there needs to be some greater accessibility from the on the water side you have huge lobbies that also
determined to in Germany and Holland how the water's water is used how the the waterways fill in news and so will have a landscape architect some people talking about how to develop a different form of public part of public walkways along these some banks displayed that cost is going to be a facile center and that's it and that's of a site for debate the former Czech center in the middle of Boolean and 1 of the really important things I think in trying to go I I haven't talked about the most awful things which is how this is
finance that will get help from but 1 of the most important things um that we're trying to do is to make this notion of making cities thinking city differently oven alternatives for under making them accessible and something that can be experienced by everyone to make city open is 1 of the format it's a whole series of tools over 45 different tools around the city and carried out by people who are not professional leaders like for example will have a performance group talking about copper subtle where there was a social movement
against the raising of rents of of the huge some areas of social housing and will have that landscape to architects talking about urban landscapes of commons and how to design them in an intelligent way but also I'm new models living together because I think 1 of the phenomena of I can say this is why this place may be such a magnet at the moment to so many of them people of different walks of life is because there is a notion that there's still a certain amount of of triphone free space and conceptually speaking financially speaking to develop other forms of the other models of living for an open and of 4 that and a project for the difference so we're looking at stake in this in this respect of mixed with looking
very much also acts different forms with people with different ways of people of have come together to create a multigenerational um uh residential space out of the former school and calls cost or we're looking at some form industrial areas that have been converted to to cultural use it's
about trying to make different forms of living together but even communal housing cohousing as something that can be experienced by the audience OK um
so there's a lot of cultural centers included
in this festival I think 1 of the most important things that is to say it as a final note about how this project evolved is that unlike we didn't receive the classic funding from Berlin Senate's all 4 of I we have we have funding from the sign this just yeah but in fact this whole festival or other almost 2 thirds of it has been financed by founding partners so that
individuals are not text that have contributed to an average of 1 thousand 500 euros each to make this possible and those people a designing the event so when you see all the different partners involved they've actually co-design enculturated so it's participated in it's quite it's trying to be different from let's say a classic be olive festival this kind of top-down managed by a handful of curators and I think that's the exciting thing so there's a whole kind of mid level also seen of architects and designers and planners and young established successful you know MIT mid-scale who have determined the ideas and the
debate and I think that's 1 of the things that I think is is kind of very exciting for me personally to have experience from in the last of 8 months so and in the provision of the vessel thanks so taking the longer fj
thank you very much Francesca would join the others on the stage and so we now have the possibility to have some
questions of any questions it the so you you know now that we need some questions you can think of and and my question would be a form of of a totem is and there's so many people that wanna occupy these spaces so on what was the reaction of the city and other people when you said we wanna put those open totems in the city and you see on the that is a yeah generally generally we had we've had a really good reaction so far I think I think the key is that it offers something back to that of course the financial model will have to be funded partly by advertising that adjust the reality and and we're working out of so many digital businesses that that people get fat content and information for free at odds with the service I guess services for free and in return there's a kind of pay or a trade off I guess of a small amount of advertising but fought for us and as architects and and interested in the Arctic sector 1st the main thing that I can give over to the city is this kind of showcase this as I very visible has space for people to display their ideas and and so it in that way I think that it had a good reaction yeah generally we had a really good between 2 so when when only gonna see the 1st oceans and you should know that it is not hard parents are asking
about and and well we have a timetable that depended on a few I'm going negotiation so hopefully hopefully so the 1st launch will be next summer extremely hot and was available in our own have now I have to stay really going on with the country in the world interesting in this case is how you basically have been quite a you're working like in a way sort of I mean you know just basically putting out this product and making sure that it gets and Kirk manifests itself in the City Knowledge Commission due to do this and how narrative where no 1 commission you to do is this you
and I have known conditions we may forgetting that 1 of the interesting things about these these kinds of relations yes No yes No emissions not some you have it in the way of a architects the work we usually wait for a client and their role in the door but now it's it's sort of weird kind of the other way around doing everything staring at me out because it's just kind of possible let me now OK many questions to
these 3 interesting projects so this make make make it city and the big city and you using you didn't get any um uh to the local yes them from the city but what did the city stay with their listening to what would what Europe well we have so I mean what's happening now is the pressure is kind of greater because a lot of the other participating architects collectors cultural centers that are
developing programs for the festival they are actually calling upon various local politicians to be at their events so this is suddenly there's this collective pressures on our representatives of the balanced sentence and so it's less me personally asking them mean I I spent a lot of time trying to involved in the schools and in the dilution of the project but uh there's a long history of Berlin authorities being extremely kind of hands off with things like this and waiting very much to see if the former to successful often it before this of it so but you still now have the thinking that they might be listening because he's been they need to listen to you can tell I mean I think I think as I say it there's a kind of a kind of there's a kind of a non high heights in a way there's a kind of absurd freedom to having of course we have our commitment founding partners but it's it's a commitment because we're doing they were offering the platform so we have 2 2 we have contracts with
small but but there is also the only having a kind of sponsorship money etc. and having a kind of very some interesting form of funding which is purely by chance for the city of the future which the this offset so so-called stop the city of the future thing this year purely by chance and they're just happy that some of the
projects like this evolved so they don't interfere at and I think there's a there's a great freedom that and to to say things I think that's what a lot of the Arctic sitting there basically using the Festival not just 0 I opened my doors as you create severe my studio and you can come of meaning and talk to me about stuff that they've actually develop programs according to all 3 key themes so the whole program is secure it is that's the 1 thing we said there's a framework there are 3 main key issues these relate everything you do whichever format you choose to those issues and that's what they're doing and then using it as a political not only OK so any
questions you will think you know I have a question that I find interesting and makes the idea is this this relationship between and we between experts and you never will the decoders are
artifacts and the community and how that interaction happens because you mentioned that he felt project the 1 with the guy and have an endowment really interesting because that he said the architecture not just make the building of the counter derivatives quite a thing in itself but in the design of the interaction with the communities that are now the entire design and stuff so I find that very very interesting in a way that would not have stepping outside of our country has married and and trying this new format and at the start of whether it's community organizing and because you know you empower people be went off to direct all that energy in a really good way that that productive voices are heard and it's congestion and non religious and also and also that uh it's it's it's never economical and Arctic ever to indulge in participation in this page planning on unless like project in Copenhagen Denmark there is a city as an investor and they pay uh company to specialize in participated the planning and design and go the website and they talk the citizens they organized but actually you know beyond a sort of symbolic of post it's you know the answers can put their which is on the post it's a critical I mean lonely you really start to get to grips with true consultation of of of the future users of the building or the future of residence in you grapple with a lot of issues and problems and and it's it's sweat equity sharing among change fonts and necessary but some investors have to wake up and this a bit more to this because the fact is that the pressure to prove that they are in fact developing with the future residents or the local residents in mind and they were just built to get away with plunking down another kind of lost living development along with all of this is that you can't get away with it to you OK
do you have questions you know and then having assigned normal processes that have so thank you very much for Europe interesting projects and we will then continue in 15 minutes thank you here for