bi'bakwerk #17


The Tiger on the search for an apartment in Berlin – Three construction projects with old and new Berliner children aged 8-12

The tiger has been in Berlin for several years now and has a lot of positive integration efforts. Once he even passed almost the integration test. But for his chronic problem with the apartments, he has not yet found a solution. Since he arrived in Berlin, he is staying here and there, sometimes with friends, sometimes over the weekend in the zooshop in the shopping center, but sometimes also under the S-Bahn bridge. He has repeatedly tried to apply for apartments, but for several reasons he has always been rejected: his paws would damage the floor, his weight exceeds the total weight per square meter allowed in the house rules or he is simply too wild. However, the tiger does not give up the hope of a safe accommodation. He tigers across Berlin, struggles through neighborhoods where he has never been, and talks to all those who could help him. So be ready: the tiger comes to your neighborhood, to your neighbors, and perhaps to you!

We want to talk in three workshops with children about alternative housing forms and in addition, fantasize how a fair cohabitation in the city could look in the future. Together we make interviews and drawings, explore different neighborhoods, create utopian residential models and build a home for the tiger. We use simple materials such as waste paper, cardboard and wood. The interviews, stories, drawings, designs and models of all the workshops are put together and displayed in a walk-in audio-visual installation.

The project provides a creative contribution to the reflection of the current housing shortage and stimulates playfully to openly reflect on the right living space distribution and transcultural living forms.

Workshop: Tuna Arkun and Heather Purcel
Concept / project management: Malve Lippmann and Can Sungu

In cooperation with: Kindererde gGmbH, Erika Mann Grundschule, JKS Charlottenburg, JKS Pankow, Carl Kramer Grundschule

Supported by the Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelles Bildung