Buzzwords for this tour: Architecture, Urban Planning, Gentrification, Streetart, Artists & Musicians, Multikulti Food & Local Food Habbits, Activism; I am living in Kreuzberg for almost 20 years and the neighborhood still feels like a whole universe of thoughts, food, livestyles and madness. As a cultural anthropologist, musician and a local activist I know my Kiez (Berlin word for neighborhood) very well with all its layers from street art, urban planning, history, gentrification and daily routines of madness. I will show you different layers in the history , so you get a whole picture of transformation in this place and why so many people like to live in this dirty, ugly, beautiful place. In the end you will be able to understand why people are defending it as their "home" despite being from 186 nationalities. The tour I am offering is a 45 Min walk around 36 neighborhood, explain you the history and transformation of the old wall places, showing you a multidiensional experience in time to discover changes. Then we will need a break and on the way to the restaurant or coffe we will have a glance at some hidden streetart spots and places where interesting Art & Music happens/happened. After food we will have another 30 min walk based on your special interests and experiences, lets see some shops you only find here, or go to some of the community gardens, office spaces, clubs - what ever you`re up to. If you have some special interests, lets say e.g. cold war spots, or even earlier in history we can alter the plan, no problem, I am well equipped with facts and knowledge. Leave Kreuzberg with a deep understanding why the place is so famous and popular and become an ambassador to tell people why its important to not destroy this urban biosphere. Not more than max 3 people, you want to get an individual experience and not be a silly group following an umbrella , will you ;-)
Prefered Meeting Point: Kottbusser Tor
Prefered Meeting Time: 12:00 noon, summer can be later
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HOW IT WORKS
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