Day 2

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Day 1 Next we need to understand the challenge of the course: 
„How can we prototype an intercultural home for migrants and locals in Berlin?“ 
We had to talk with experts for Co-housing, with people from the street to catch the “Spirit 
of Berlin”. Therefore, we started the day with Field Research at Spreeacker, Wilhelmine- 
Gemberg-Weg 12, 10179 Berlin-Mitte.

Michael LaFond, architect and expert for Cohousing, first gave us a lecture about the Cohousing 
project “Spreeacker” and about sustainability before he showed us several other places of Co- 
housing projects and urban gardening in Kreuzberg. Having this insight view, we understood the 
complexity of our own challenge “How can we design a cross cultural home for migrants, students 
and locals in Berlin which is social and ecological?”

After lunch in Prinzessinengärten at Moritzplatz in Kreuzberg, we collected our observations. 
We continued with street interviews asking, “How do you want to live in 20 years?” and with 
photo circuits in small groups at different places in Berlin. These tasks informed us about 
the spirit of this town, new trends and the desires of people from different countries who 
are either living here or came as tourists. At 6.00 p.m., we met for the “Cross Cultural 
Cooking” at HTW Berlin.

Day 3