Who should make decicions about the city?

– co-determination and democracy, should everybody have an opinion, does everybody want to have an opinion?
staden vem-bestammer 480px
Goethe-Institut presents: Who should make decicions about the city? 
 - Co-determination and democracy, should everybody have an opinion, does everybody want to have an opinion?

At 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.. Free admission. Language: English

What is the most democratic - to listen to the residents of a residential area before a change or to let the experts decide? Are there other, better ways of involving people in decisions about the city than those used today?

In 2009 the district Gängeviertel of Hamburg was occupied. The houses were to become offices, but were decaying because the owner did not have the resources to renovate. The occupiers felt that they had limited opportunities as citizens to influence the development of the city, and that the politicians constantly made the wrong priorities. They wrote a manifesto with a plan for how they wanted to rebuild the houses and create space in the city for art, literature, music and conversation about urban development. Gängeviertel involved thousands and today, after long and difficult negotiations, the occupiers have signed a cooperation agreement with the city and can continue to operate.

Goethe-Institut along with Färgfabriken invites you to a conversation about the decision-making for a city.

Meet Ulrike Sitte, active in Gängeviertel; Clarissa Kugelberg, Institute for Housing and Urban Research; and Cattis Carlen, who works with urban developments issues in UDPF, a Swedish organization that wants to promote a lively debate about the city.

The conversation is moderated by Maria Lantz, director of Art & Architecture at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, a post graduate class focusing on urban development.

Panel: Ulrike Sitte, Gängeviertel 
 Clarissa Kugelberg, Institute for Housing and Urban Research (Uppsala) Cattis Carlen, UDPF (Dynamic Urban Planning Forum) Moderator: Maria Lantz, Royal Institute of Art (Stockholm)

This seminar is the second in a series of two, organized by the Goethe-Institut in cooperation with Färgfabriken. Part one: The choices that shape the city - What values will strengthen the city and how do we create them? is held on 15 November 2011.



 
27 nov 2011

 



goetheinst