How does the life of young people relate to the history of Berlin? How can young people actively participate in the development of the city?
Er(be)leben is a cultural education project that since 2018 invites children and young people to participate artistically as creative inhabitants of the city in the discourse on public space and to get involved in urban development. The project addresses young people as “heritage bearers”, i.e. as young people who experience Berlin’s heritage and carry it forward in their own personal way. In consultation with the art teachers of the participating courses, the artists design art lessons in which the students reflect on their understanding of urban space. How does their everyday perception of urban space differ from institutional perceptions? How does their current life relate to Berlin’s history? What do they, as students, understand by heritage? Our aim is to rediscover urban space together with young people, to understand it as a learning opportunity and to playfully transform it into a platform for artistic interventions that link the past and the future.
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