Er(be)leben 2022

Cultural mediation project about urban space, participation and city development

What do young people understand when we speak of urban resources? How are they distributed or whose needs are taken into account? What does “the common good” actually mean?

Under the title The Solidarity City, the fifth edition of Er(be)leben invited children and young people to engage with these questions and to participate artistically as creative city dwellers in the discourse on public space.

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.

Valeria Schwarz

Artistic direction

Lorène Blanche Goesele


Juan Chacón (Zuloark)

Exhibition Design

Lorène Blanche Goesele

Video and Photography

Raquel Gomez Delgado


Alberto Rey (Zuloark)

Grafic Design

José Contreras Aguad, Lorène Blanche Goesele, Leicy Valenzuela, Stiftung Freizeit (Markus Blösl), Xavier Krilyk


ESBM, ESBZ, Grundschule Neues Tor, John-Lennon-Gymnasium, Max-Planck-Gymnasium and Theodor-Heuss-Gemeinschaftsschule


Berlin, GER, 2022
Supported by:  Programmfonds Kulturelle Bildungsverbünde vom Bezirksamt Mitte