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Trouble in Paradise
September 14 / 16:00 - 17:00
On the history, the present and possible futures of Prinzessinnengärten at Moritzplatz / Kreuzberg
Once a motorway was planned here. Now carrots and potatoes are cultivated at Moritzplatz. But how long for? Prinzessinnengärten was started in 2009 as an temporary use project. In 2012 the privatization planned for the site at Moritzplatz was successfully stopped. A contract was negotiated securing the garden until 2018. The future of the garden beyond the expiring contract remains open. Marco Clausen, co-founder of Prinzessinnengärten and Nachbarschaftsakademie, is giving a guided tour on the history and present situation of Prinzessinnengarten in the context of the broader developments in the neighborhood and in Berlin in general.
Keywords: City from below, commons, urban renewal, urban gardening movement, gentrification, touristification, privatization, campaign “Let It Grow!”, Right to the City.
Guided tours in English
Duration: approximately one hour
Free of admission. We are appreciate donations for the educational work on urban politics.
The number of participants is limited. Please write an email to register to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 14th of September, 4 pm
Meeting point: Laube in den Prinzessinnengärten (The Arbor)