Founded in 2013 in Weimar, Kollektiv Raumstation has emerged as an interdisciplinary platform for motivated city makers also in Berlin and Vienna. Raumstation is a catalyst to rethink and revive the urban space, to play with it, and finally make it a place for exchange and common experiences. The collective works with experimental explorations of space, artistic and activist interventions, and activating processes. Within its work, the role of inhabitants is crucial: as daily life experts, as recipients and initiators of change, as makers - as those, who finally count. So, what does this mean in praxis?
For instance, they made a project and currently an exhibition about different neighborhoods in Vienna, Berlin und Zürich. It is called "Progressive neighbourhood? Research beyond neighbourhood as value in itself“ . The last years they als worked on a project focusing on residential streets in Vienna, where they developed a series of interventions for example bringing an ad-hoc-living room to the street, building furniture with neighborhood kids or initiating a fake startup, delivering luxurious wing chairs to residential streets.This project series was initiated and curated by "Space and Place“. These are just some examples of different projects and attempts by the Kollektiv Raumstation.
credit: Kollektiv Raumstation
During the Placemaking Pils they shared their experience with organizing an advent calender in public space. They also drew on their project of traffic islands, a pop-up sauna they collaborated on as well as their project institute for valuation featuring a variety of projects such as for example a silent disco.
Kollektiv Raumstation's talk was part of the Placemaking Pils winter edition in 2020 hosted by Nabolagshager. We had the pleasure to co-host this event with our partners from Growlab and our PlaceCity partners Superwien, PlaceCity Vienna Floridsdorf, and from Placemaking Europe as part of our PlaceCity project. Placemaking Pils is a tool developed by Nabolagshager and is part of the Placemaking Europe toolbox. Download your free manual to get started on organising your own Placemaking Pils.
Clara J. Reich
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