No space – no movement
All of these are spaces that live and fight for a different Berlin: a Berlin in which we know our neighbours, in which we create our houses and our neighbourhood together and jointly determine how public space is used. A Berlin where there is room for self-chosen living concepts. A Berlin in which we can try out alternatives to the exploitative and oppressive relations of wage labour, care work, educational system and on the basis of rent and ownership.
How do we want to fight for such a city when these spaces are evicted? Where do we meet for assemblies? Where do we paint banners? Where can we make events to educate ourselves? Where can we hold non-commercial and sub-cultural events, concerts, reading groups, workshops, trainings or have people’s kitchen? Where can we meet away from authoritarian control – for example by parents, teachers, professors, the police, superiors or security personnel – or without consuming anything?
Køpi Wagenplatz: Is a Wagenplatz in Köpenicker Straße 133-136 next to the living and cultureproject Køpi137 in Berlin-Mitte. The heterogenous group is united by their quest for a life free of “house-carport-garden”ideal lifestyle and for a collective and selfdetermined life in trailers. After the destruction of the former Schwarzer Kanel, the eviction of Ice-Factory and Teepeeland, besides Køpi there are not many alternative places left. After the recent sale of the plot, Køpi Wagenplatz is now also threatened
Rigaer94 (senate looking for ways of eviction, owner unknown)
Hausprojekt B5355 (contract running out soon)
Wagenplatz DieselA (09/2018 squatted, moved and the evicted, new oocupation in 06/2020)
Großbeerenstr.17A (cold eviction 04/2019)
Hausprojekt Köpi137 (properties sold in spring 2020, future unclear)
besetzte Ohlauer Schule (evicted 01/2018)
Jugendzentrum Drugstore (in exile since 12/2018)
Wagenplatz Sabot Garden & öffentliche Brache “Widerst(r)and” (squatted as DieselA 09/2018, cold eviction 02-04/2020)
Gemeinschaftsgarten Prachttomate (under threate since 11/2018,future unclear)