Being a passionate changemaker, Janna has worked in journalism, the educational and cultural sector as well as in various NGOs. Now she builds up the CRCLR Agency, which is at the forefront of putting a truly Circular Economy into practice: from consulting to hands-on implementation.
The CRCLR mission is to catalyse the transition towards a circular economy which by design has a positive environmental and social impact. The CRCLR House is bringing together a growing community of changemakers to collaborate on all things circular through co-working, community events and discourse.
Janna is a cultural anthropologist with many years of experience in the development and management of private and/or publicly funded projects in the fields of sustainability, political communication, participatory urban development, arts and intercultural exchange. Her thematic focuses are Circular Economy, Participation and Placemaking.
As an activist and in her role as chairwoman of the board of Mrchenpark e.V., a non-profit association for environmental education and participative urban development, Janna is also actively involved in promoting civil participation and building committed communities.
Creative Bureaucracy, Waterfront cities
The Agency is CRCLR's task force for creating innovative and circular solutions. We collaborate with various partners who seek to improve their environmental and increase their social impact. From organizations wanting to redesign one business segment or their processes in general, all the way to urban development - the CRCLR agents support the development, implementation and documentation of circular change processes and practices. Our aim is to implement circular practices and projects that work in the long run, and to increase the overall awareness about circular economy and sustainable topics.
The CRCLR House Neukoln is Berlin's ground zero for all things circular. It is a platform and hub for a growing community of changemakers and knowledge exchange on circular economy. A group of dedicated volunteers cleaned out the large hall of a former brewery building in 2015 and built a modular infrastructure for co-working and events, using "material with a past", such as old greenhouse walls, wooden planks from a former gym, market stand planes and construction fences to build new structures. Since its opening 2016, over 150 workshops, labs, conferences, markets and cultural events have contributed to raising awareness on Circular Economy.
In 2017, CRCLR signed a 99 year lease contract for the space with the property owner, the Edith Maryon Foundation. In other words: we have 97 years to go and change the system! As a start, CRCLR Neuklln will be under construction in 2019, adding two and a half more floors on top of the current space. We plan to reopen our doors in 2020, and will then be offering the circular community even more space for innovative ideas, events and collaboration.
Reference projects of the Agency include "Schn wie wir", an initiative by the municipality, that consults local gastronomies on zero waste solutions and sustainable "to-go" packaging as well as activating local communities. CRCLR was also commissioned by the Senate Department for the Environment, Transport, and Climate Protection, to implement and test a warehouse for reused goods, and is involved in the initiative "Sauberes Berlin", part of a comprehensive campaign for zero-waste efforts in Berlin.
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