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Writing about the VLOW!?

Bregenz is a small but culturally buzzing town on the Austrian border of Lake Constance. You might have heard of the stunning art museum by Peter Zumthor, the…

We-Traders in Lisbon!

Troca-se crise por cidade

The We-Traders exhibition has opened in Lisbon LX Factory to great acclaim. Over the course of the next five weeks until November 2nd, a busy program of workshops, talks,…

KRISE performance at We-Traders Finissage

Summer of We-Trading in Berlin

The Berlin edition of We-Traders. Swapping Crisis for City closed on Sunday 17. August 2014 with a lively finissage, including an open screen-printing session by…

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We-Traders in Berlin

Following the successes in Madrid and Turin, the travelling exhibition We-Traders. Swapping Crisis for City is now open to the public in the Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien in Berlin….

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What do you swap?

Swapping bureaucracy for self-initiative Swapping industrial wastelands for vegetable gardens Swapping culture for context Swapping investor ruins for experimentation fields Swapping discards for re-use Swapping…

We-Traders in Turin

Cedo Crisi, Offro Città

After its successful debut in Madrid with 19.000 visitors, We-Traders. Swapping Crisis for City is now open in Turin. Here are some impressions from the first…

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We-Traders Madrid Exhibition Now Open!

The first We-Trader exhibition opened it’s doors on January 31 at the Matadero in Madrid and more than 2000 people came the very first night…

We-Traders. Swapping Crisis for City

This exciting new project is currently being developed by the Goethe-Institute, brilliant Vienna based curator/author Angelika Fitz and myself. It connects initiatives by artists, designers, activists and…

BBS Yearbook 2013

co-designing a yearbook

The co-designing experiment was a success: the Berlin Bilingual School Yearbook 2012 / 2013 is out! Apart from it being a very authentic document of…

diy yearbook in the making

co-designing a yearbook: the process

How do you design a book with co-designers that don´t know what a layout is? I don´t know, but I am finding out at the…

city planning as pastime

„Children live in cities and they won´t get out of them“, says Alf Howlid from Norsk Form. For most of them, the city starts on the other side of their apartment door. Beyond this threshold lies an outside which is perceived as slightly threatening and out of their control. Children do not think of the city as flexible, not as something that can be shaped by them. Yet, according to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, children are “entitled to have a say in matters affecting their social, economic, religious, cultural and political life“, which applies no doubt to city planning. So, what tools do we need to get them involved?