In 2009 artists and urban activists decided to save the historic Gängeviertel in Hamburg, an inner-city ensemble of buildings, from decay and demolition, thus creating a free and open space in Hamburg's city centre. Since then, tens of thousands of guests from all over the world have visited exhibitions, concerts, parties and readings or discussed about urban development. In 2019, after lengthy negotiations, a contract with the city of Hamburg was concluded to secure long-term self-administration by the Gängeviertel cooperative founded for this purpose. The process of co-production will be presented by Michael Ziehl.

© L'Asilo Neapel
Vortrag/Diskussion Sa, 17 OKT 2020
© L'Asilo Neapel
Steinergasse 8
Steinergasse 8, 1170 Wien
Tram 44, exit »Yppengasse« or subway U6, exit »Alsterstraße« and 5-10 min walking distance

Common Spaces

Space for experimental, non-monetary or non-profit activities is becoming increasingly scarce. Whether artistic or creative work, social or socio-political involvement - as a society we need cheap, accessible and appropriable spaces to experiment, network and act together. But how can such hybrid spaces be created and preserved today? urbanize! welcomes international and local researchers and practitioners to present their good practice, share their experiences and discuss open questions. The conference will be held in english and streamed on echoraeume. Join us!

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