230 000 cm

2013, Neukölln, Berlin. Collaborative project between artists in the neighborhood of Neukölln, for the 48 Stunden Neukölln Festival and Nacht und Nebel. PB photographs in public space, Publication and evening workshop opened with readings. Project funded by Quartier Donaukiez of Neukölln, organized by Marta Leite, Marcel and Barbara Anais Senli in the Karl Marx Studio.

230 000 cm corresponds to the diameter of the Quartier Donau, in the district of Neukölln in Berlin. The book resulting from this project brings together a collection of photos and stories that happen between spring and autumn 2013, within this diameter. The guiding thread of the project is the relationship between memory, subjectivity and experience of many residents of the neighborhood and its relationship with the artists who work in it. The process is divided into two stages. During the spring we invited several artists with Ateliers in the neighborhood, to take pictures of certain places that seem peculiar to them, in relation to the convivial in public space. For the "48 Hours Neukölln Festival", we printed the photos in b&w and exhibit near the places where they were originally taken. In our Atelier we distributed a map to the Festival audience, so they could see the photos on a walk around the block. In the second stage of the project, we invite artists to write narratives or free verses, that related to the images produced. The compilation of works was published with the help of Quartiermanagement, and launched into a night of readings in Karl Marx Studio during the Fall Festival, Nacht und Nebel (Night and Fog). The result is a kaleidoscopic image of DonauKiez, narrated by people of different cultures, interests and experiences in the social space of the quartier. The book reflects the diverse and complex surface of one of the most multi-cultural neighborhoods of Berlin.

© 2021 Barbara Marcel