Copyright: Franziska Holz
Michael Ziehl, Building Symposia Gängeviertel – Cooperation Procedure and Renovation, 2016, Hamburg
Michael Ziehl, Bausymposium Gängeviertel – Kooperationsverfahren und Sanierung, 2016, Hamburg
Michael Ziehl created a series of Building Symposia in Hamburg’s historic Gängeviertel. They aimed to include participants from the Gängeviertel, authorities, urban planners and an interested public in order to create a framework for discussions about technical and planning questions regarding the renovation of the site. The fourth building symposium was devoted to the cooperation procedure between the Gängeviertel activists and the municipality. During the day, the cooperation partners were brought together for the Workshop for Common Futures. The invited participants were expected to share their goals and to identify similarities. The workshop was moderated by Christoph Hinske of the Institute for Strategic Clarity. The subsequent public part (which took place between 7 and 10 p.m.) linked the workshop to current discourses around civic protests and participation in urban planning as well as new forms of cooperation between citizens and city administrations (new governance). Planning experts gave lectures on these topics, which were discussed with the audience afterwards.
Researcher: Michael Ziehl
Co-researchers: Christoph Hinske
Participants: Gängeviertel activists, administrative staff of the City of Hamburg, Hans Joachim Rösner (CEO of Steg redevelopment agency), members of the postgraduate programme Performing Citizenship, interested public
Formats: Intervention into the Real, Improbable Assembly