Volunteers are invited to support the further development of this centre. "Sustainable building, growth and management" are the main three work areas of the workcamp. Participants will rotate from one area to the other according to the schedule, which will be organized during the first days of the workcamp.
In order to fight the combined threats of gentrification and densification that Berlin is currently facing, participants will build a mobile “KulturWerkHalle” under the technical guidance of "tiny collective". It will be designed for use as a workspace, production and exhibition space for art, craft and cultural works. It will be constructed as a trailer, so it can be used everywhere where needed in the neighbourhood. Please also visit http://www.tinycollective.org for more information.
The outdoor area of the KulturMarktHalle will also be redesigned during the workcamp by following a permaculture design concept and ecological management of urban green spaces. Two areas will be our focus: the protection of the existing biodiversity of flora and fauna and the promotion of urban cultivated areas, mobile raised beds and edible front gardens. At the beginning of the workcamp, participants will visit the community garden and the “Peace of Land” study site and receive an introduction to the principles of this design practice (see: https://www.peaceof.land/ ). Volunteers will put theory into practice in the neighbourhood by preparing beds for vegetables and flowers and doing garden work.
Currently at the KMH, public dining (food bar) is already being offered to the neighbourhood residents. Participants will also support this activity, and will cook for the group in small teams. Therefore, they will practice the menu design using salvaged, regional and seasonal food, following the sustainable principles of KulturMarktHalle under the motto “Good Healthy Together”.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
Volunteers will stay in the KulturMarktHalle building. Two rooms with some camp beds will be provided and a shower room in a close sports centre will also be available. Participants will take care of the catering themselves with the support of the KMH team.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Berlin offers a huge range of leisure activities. Evenings and nights are free for participants - so they can explore the town if they wish - but also there will be some talks in the association about important topics related to KMH and the workcamp. Some of the offered activities will be a visit to the Jewish cemetery, a visit to the island of Weissensee (Tinyhouse-Village), swimming in the natural beach Orankesee…
Motivation letter is needed to show interest in the topic
Please bring sleeping bags, comfortable and resistant work clothes (safety glasses and gloves will be provided by the KMH), swimming gear, music and some typical recipes from home.