Berlin is seen by many as the creative capital of Europe. Since the fall of the wall artist, designers, architects and makers of all colours have flocked to the city. New projects are popping up on a daily basis, often setting trends for the rest of Europe if not the world. Yet, what is it exactly that makes Berlin such a creative city? What are the conditions that shape the urban ecosystem and keep the city exceptional?
In this interactive lecture, Andreas Krüger will shed some light on these questions. With his company Belius he has been actively involved in the development and shaping of Berlin’s creative infrastructure. Andreas is going to introduce you to some of his projects ranging from urban gardening, clubbing and food design to coworking and design activism. And he will discuss with you how the principles that inform his work on Berlin’s creative infrastructure might be useful for your design practice as well.
Dérive Berlin Spring School
Belius Foundation is our partner in Dérive Berlin Spring School. Belius selected the research problems for the one week residency of our students. For Studium Generale, the students who participated in Dérive Berlin Spring School 2018 have prepared an interactive lecture with workshop elements that will follow after the lecture of Andreas Krüger. The students will share their research and learning experience in Berlin with you.
Andreas Krüger was trained as a carpenter and studied environmental design and communications in Berkeley and Berlin. He works in the field of creative placemaking with his team at Belius in Berlin and internationally. Andreas supports creatives, house owners, enterprises and civil society activists as well as politicians and public administrations in their efforts for collaboratively created urban quarters. In his user-centred approach, he employs methologies such as user dialogue, workshops, surveys, summer academies, ‚campus-formats’, ‚strollology’ as well as feasablitity studies. He is the moderator of the Berlin Senat’s commission on property policy and partner of the Club of Rome. In his partnership with Avans’ Centre of Applied Research for Art, Design and Technology he co-organises the Dérive Berlin Spring School and Dérive Berlin Residency.
This lecture will be in English.