The GRIDAS is a longstanding social centre in the Scampia neighbourhood. During more than 40 years of institutional neglect, GRIDAS has always been a point of social life, self-managed culture and political struggle in the area. The GRIDAS is under threat of eviction, thus we declare: GRIDAS is not to be touched – Il GRIDAS non si tocca!
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 […]
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.
Um unsere Solidarität mit dem Kampf des kolumbianischen Volkes für Gerechtigkeit und gegen die Repression zum Ausdruck zu bringen, haben wir – eine Gruppe junger Künstler*innen-Aktivist*nnen aus Tübingen, kollektiv orangotango – im Juli ’21 beschlossen, ein Wandbild am Epplehaus zu malen.
This mural, created by Tübingen artist Marvin Daumüller together with kollektiv orangotango and activists from Epplehaus, symbolizes not only Scank’s artistic legacy and Leonice’s struggle, but also that of all BPOC mothers around the world who fight for the lives and memory of their children and against racist hatred and policies that cement social inequalities.
A large part of Berlin’s population connects the Tempelhof Field and Airport with the Berlin Airbridge, wherby the place is characterized in the collective consciousness in the post-war period, especially as the “gateway to freedom“. But that the airport and the Tempelhof field were an important part of the Nazi propaganda machinery and that numerous […]
In this city walk we will take a look at the historical developments of this turbulent Berlin district in the post-war period and its transformation from a traditional working-class neighborhood and subcultural free space to the hip scene district and investor’s dream of today. In the process, we learn which urban policy guidelines were formative […]
The urban gardens of Berlin exist under the recurring threat of closure. As part of the Gemeingut Grün Fact-Finding Committee at the Center for Art and Urbanism (ZK/U), Kerstin Meyer and Marco Clausen formulated a draft for a tenure treaty for Berlin gardens.
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.
Mural in memory of Berta Cáceres & Marielle Franco
In summer 2019, the collectives pappsatt and orangotango redesigned the old mural on the front of the building at Waldemarstraße 81 in Berlin-Kreuzberg together with the residents of the house. The original mural at Waldemarstraße 81 was one of the first murals in Berlin ever. In 1975 it was painted by the former residents of […]
In an one week seminar in Tübingen, Germany, we reflected with young volunteers on social and political transformations we’d like to promote.