Alternative Living Projects (Berlin)
Description: This long-term project provides a framework for young people to discuss their housing situation and to reflect on it. You will get to know alternative housing options and thus discover perspectives to break out of the traditional ways of life. What kind of sustainable, ecological lifestyles can offer an alternative to traditional living situations? The participants will deepen their knowledge and will be empowered to develop new horizons, to start their own initiative in this field and to mobilize new ways / methods of community life in their own country. In addition, we will visit various projects within this topic and the participants should support them by voluntary commitment with innovative, practical methods.
Type of Work: There is no physical work, so the content of the camp consists of three main parts, which will run almost parallel to each other:
- Theoretically: Introduction to the topic and deepening of knowledge
- Practical: collecting data through interviews conducted with residents of home projects
- Analytical: Reflection and evaluation of data and experiences, documentation and structuring
The participants are also expected to develop their own project ideas on how urban space can be used by residents to improve their everyday quality of life.
Study Theme: - Alternative forms of life: commune, house projects and short-term use of space as means of cultural / social or political expression, accommodation for the homeless - Democratic values, community (-promotion), creative participation of young people - Investigation of the commune appearance in Germany, documentation of their contribution to alternative lifestyles and sustainable use of resources and space - Sustainability - Visit of study projects, field studies, discussion and meetings with experts, mapping and documentation, graphic design, develop workshops
Accommodation: Culture and Education Center KuBiZ, Berlin Weißensee; Self-catering
Requirements: Interest in the central topics, Due to funding restrictions, we can only accept volunteers who are under 27 years of age
Approximate Location: The accommodation is located around 20 mins from Alexander-Platz in Berlin
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