Claude Gomis & Saskia Köbschall: Laboratorium der Solidarität

Footbridges, U5 Kaulsdorf-Nord, Berlin, Germany
08 Oct 2016 - 08 Oct 2017

Claude Gomis & Saskia Köbschall: Laboratorium der Solidarität

The project Laboratorium der Solidarität explores past and present methods of solidarity with the fight against racialized forms of oppression.

It takes Marzahn-Hellersdorf residents’ memories of former GDR solidarity movements (e.g. with the Civil Rights and Anti-Apartheid movements and the people of Vietnam) as its starting point. While the GDRplaced great emphasis on the importance of a worldwide anti-racist struggle and education, it systematically denied the existence of racism “at home”. The project aims to emphasize the importance of self-reflective and critical methods of solidarity in the framework of Marzahn-Hellersdorf’s changing political, visual and discursive landscape. In this way the particularities of the borough’s specific history and current socio-cultural contexts might generate new forms of coexistence relevant beyond its boundaries.

Images found during the research will be installed on a footbridge above the Kaulsdorf-Nord Underground Station. The opening will be accompanied by a concert on Cecilienplatz.

Preview (Winter 2016): A discursive programme in the
station urbaner kulturen to critically reflect on solidarity in Marzahn-Hellersdorf historically and today.





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