Children of today – in the city of tomorrow
As part of the World Heritage Initiative of the State Monuments Office (in cooperation with the associations and civic initiatives), a project group from the Hansaviertel has launched a website on which CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE OF TODAY provide information about their lives in the CITY OF TOMORROW – i.e. in the three candidate sites for the World Heritage Site Hansaviertel, Karl-Marx-Allee and Corbiusierhaus. In interviews and pictures, they tell how they think about life in and around these special places of residence and about the future.
Interviewed by Martha Kleinwechter, who is almost the same age, and photographed by Ben Werra, who is just as young and lives in the Hansaviertel, portraits were created in text and pictures – personal statements and insights into life in these world-famous places.
The project was financed by the World Heritage Initiative of the Landesdenkmalamt Berlin.
Illustrated city map: discover the Hansaviertel for yourself!
The art facilitators Doro Petersen and Birgita Martens have covered a lot of ground in the Hansaviertel to find the most interesting corners and to incorporate architectural stimuli and hands-on ideas into the map.
Children, and of course adults, can go on a fun discovery tour with this beautifully detailed, colorful map, learning many things about the history and architecture of the Hansaviertel on the way.
The illustrated map was created as part of the project “Artistic-Cultural Educational Opportunities in the Hansaviertel”, an initiative of the Präventionsrat Mitte in cooperation with the Department of Art and Culture of the Bezirksamt Mitte in Berlin, supported by the Landeskommission gegen Gewalt. 2018
Publisher: Jugend im Museum e.V. on behalf of the Mitte district of Berlin
Concept and text: Birgita Martens, Doro Petersen / Illustration: Doro Petersen / Editing: David Lode