Berlin is no longer what it used to be. Berliners see the blatant changes in their city: more new buildings, more people, more up-scale offerings. In contrast, inexpensive studios, cultural open spaces and neighbourhood cultures seem to be disappearing altogether. This has harsh consequences for people who depend on affordable housing. Berliners are losing their flats and with them their familiar neighbourhood surroundings. Many are demonstrating for fair rents and against displacement. In their guided tour, artists Barbara Bernardi and Vincent Voignier about the ongoing commercial changes in the city, but also about resistance and solidarity.
The guided tour accompanies the Open Space project “We’re staying! Gentrification and resistance in Berlin”. The artistic works can be seen in the room “Interconnection” of the exhibition BERLIN GLOBAL.