Invited by the ZKU, which we still remember very well as the location of the release event of Not-an-atlas, we organised a collective mapping workshop with the actors of the cultural cooperation project Some Call Us Balkans in October 2021. “Some Call Us Balkans (SCUB) is a transdisciplinary inquiry that explores and mobilises moments of […]
We have been and are involved in various collective mapping processes in the context of current social movements and struggles in Europe and Latin America. Depending on the objectives and general conditions, there are different workshop formats – from mapping in (semi-)public space, to mapping processes as internal reflection, to workshops where the concrete development of a map is in the foreground. Please contact us if you are interested in workshops on collective mapping.
For the exhibition “León Ferrari – Reproducing Them Infinitely” at the neurotitan gallery, kollektiv orangotango carried out collective mapping. In collaboration with Sol Undurraga we designed a mural in the backyard of Haus Schwarzenberg for the International Day Against Enforced Disappearances 2021.
As part of the Birmingham UCU Teachouts, we conducted the workshop “Bodies, Maps, Words: A Creative Writing Workshop” with James Lewis and Cristina Fernández Recasens. Starting from the question of how we unlearned to perceive geographical space through physical feelings and intentions by maps, we asked how we actually perceive and create university space with our bodies.
In December 2019, in cooperation with some of our long-time fellow academics, activists and friends, we organized a series of activities on mapping, walking and narrating urban space.
In the ‘Dreamlab’, students of the Bachelor Process Design at the Institute Hyperwerk of the HGK Basel discussed issues at the intersection of society and design with kollektiv orangotango in a one-week mapping workshop.
Im Projekt L’Adolescenza delle Città erforschten Menschen verschiedenen Alters, mit und ohne Migrationserfahrung, die selbst in unterschiedlichen Stadtteilen leben, Mailänder Peripherien. Die einjährige Aktionsforschung wurde vom Arbeitsbereich Città e Cittadinanza der Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli initiert. Städtische Peripherien sollten im Projekt als Laboratorien neuer Formen der gemeinschaftlichen Raumproduktion untersucht werden. Als solche ließen sich aus der […]
sOs – school WITHOUT school („Schule OHNE Schule“) means for us learning in society. That implies leaving the school building: Out of the classroom, on streets, in parks and on squares. Instead of curriculum and authority figures, we dealt with self-organised discussions, decisions and actions. Learning in and as society also means cooperation in heterogeneous (learning) groups. Together with students* from the 5th to 9th grade of the Gemeinschaftsschule West and Uhland-Gymnasium we explored Tübingen in March and April 2018.
With their latest project, “New Experts”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) seeks to recognize high-school students of the Staatliche Europaschulen Berlin as experts regarding questions of migration and arriving in a new society. In our cooperation with the HKW, we tried not to focus on the prevalent discourse in which migration is often presented as a problem. Rather, we adopted a post-migrant approach that accepts migration and arriving as one basic element in society occurring on different scales and integrating physical-spatial as well as social or psychological phenomena.
A map which shows current stuggles and processes of upgrading, displacement and resistance in Berlin-Kreuzberg
In the summer of 2017, we conducted a workshop on collective appropriation of urban space in the Düsseldorf district of Oberbilk together with the open community garden düsselgrün and the association for the promotion of a social-ecological neighbourhood Niemandsland e.V. In a collective mapping process, activists and residents exchanged ideas about the reality and potentials of collectively used spaces in the district.
Gemeinsam mit Maria Cristina Moncayo, die Teil des Allmende-Kontor Gemeinschaftsgartens war und Javier Burgos von der Casa de la Cultura los Alcázares, ergab sich die Möglichkeit 2014 & 2015 eine kollektive Kartierung mit urbanen Gärtner*innen in Medellin zu machen. Ausgangspunkt der Kartierung war damals eine wundervolle gemeinsame Fahrradtour durch verschiedene Gärten der Zona 4 am Tag davor. Es ist sehr beeindruckend zu sehen wie das Red de Huerteros Medellín sich entwickelt: Das Manifest des Netzwerks ist inspirierend und auch die bis heute forgeführten Radtouren und Kombinationen von Kunst und Gärten die in Medellin gedeihen, wie AgroArte, Agroteca und Agrocleta empfehlen sich zur Nachahmung.
In autumn 2012 we were invited by Platz-da!? to Vienna to participate in a lecture at a discussion event on collective critical mapping. Platz-da!? is an open / participative campaign of various initiatives, groups and people with the aim of raising awareness of the issues of free and public space, vacancy, social standardization and gentrification […]