Er(be)leben 2019

Cultural mediation project about urban space, participation and city development

The focus of the 2019 edition was the Bauhaus movement, which in 2019 celebrated the 100th anniversary. The projects do not necessarily explore the Bauhaus style, but rather address the concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk and transfer it to the city: The City as a (Political) Gesamtkunstwerk. The democratic and experimental character of Bauhaus also accompanies us in the question: how can children and young people rethink everyday life or life in the city in an experimental way?


Since 2018 Er(be)leben has been inviting children and young people to participate artistically as creative city dwellers in the discourse on public space, and to get involved in urban development. The project addresses young people as young people who experience Berlin’s heritage and carry it forward in their own personal way. How does their everyday perception of urban space differ from institutional perceptions? How does their current life relate to the history of Berlin? What do they as students understand by heritage? Our goal is to rediscover urban space together with the young people, to understand it as a learning opportunity and to playfully transform it into a platform for artistic interventions that bring together the past and the future.

Juan Chacón and Valeria Schwarz

Artistic direction

Lorène Blanche Goesele


Judith Feige


Alberto Rey

Graphic Design

Raúl Bastida, Juan Chacón, Vanessa Farfán, Modjgan Hashemian, Rubén González Escudero, Valeria Schwarz


Grundschule Neues Tor and Max-Planck Gymnasium


A project by iCollective & ZULOARK

Berlin, GER, 2019

Supported by: Programmfonds Kulturelle Bildungsverbünde vom Bezirksamt Mitte