Aylin Yildirim Tschoepe and Carolin Genz organize a workshop (Walkshop and Roundtable) as part of the alumni conference Beyond Borders by ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius next Saturday, May 25th, 2019 from 10-22 Uhr @ silent green Kulturquartier in Berlin-Wedding.

In this workshop, we will go beyond the proverbial “box” that limits our imagination and sets disciplinary boundaries toward the engagement of interdisciplinary methods. Berlin will be our urban laboratory as we focus on visual communication and embodied experiences in the city. We will explore techniques of observation and documentation through writing, mapping, tracking, sketching. Developed out of our experience as anthropologists/designers, participants receive a fieldwork box which accompanies them.

The workshop consists of three parts: a short seminar (we touch upon methods from ethnography, design), a walkshop through a specific neighborhood of Berlin which we explore and document through the fieldnote materials, and a roundtable with collaborative mapping where we provide a platform for discussing and sharing information gathered during our site visit.

The conference is organized by the Bucerius Alumni Network and focuses on borders between communes, regions or states, borders in our minds and borders that we impose on ourselves, or that others impose on us. Borders that seem insurmountable, secured by fences or walls and borders between cultures and opinions that need to be overcome. In various formats, including discussions, films, exhibitions, workshops, and performances, the Zeit Stiftung alumni seek to approach the day´s topic “Beyond Borders.” Crossover music by Shkoon will end this exciting day!

For more information on the programm please visit: https://www.zeit-stiftung.de/alumni/veranstaltungsseitebeyondborders.

Header image © Aylin Tschoepe, SNF Project HGK/UniBasel (VisComStadt)

ABOUT

Carolin Genz is an Urban Anthropologist. She holds a master degree in European Ethnology and Urban Cultures from Humboldt-University of Berlin (2009-2013) and is currently Research Fellow at the Department for Cultural and Social Geography at the Humboldt-University since 2015. Specifically, her research focuses on practices of production and appropriation of space, such as protest and network practices in the light of the housing crisis. As an anthropologist in the intersecting fields of human geography and urban studies, she constantly develops ethnographic methods to capture the socio-spatial constitution of the urban. Furthermore, she is an Associate Researcher in the Collaborative Research Centre 1265 “Re-Figuration of Spaces.”
Carolin Genz is a ZEIT-Stiftung alumna and participated in the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius Summer School “History Takes Place,” which was held in Istanbul in 2013 with a focus on urban studies.

Aylin Yildirim Tschoepe is an anthropologist, architect and instructor. Since her doctoral studies at Harvard University (Graduate School of Design, Middle Eastern Studies, Anthropology, Gender Studies), she engages in research with a diverse range of actors who are involved in and impacted by urban and social transformation. Interested in methodological explorations and questions of new forms of urbanity that arise from productive contest of the commons, she organizes seminars, lectures and workshops around the engendering of cities. As postdoctoral scholar, she is currently involved in an interdisciplinary SNF project “Visual Communication in Urban Planning Processes” at the University of Basel and the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Switzerland, where she studies the role of collaboratively produced images in a network of actors who negotiate desires and visions of belonging to the city.
Aylin Yildirim Tschoepe is a ZEIT-Stiftung alumna and also participated in the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius Summer School “History Takes Place,” which was held in Istanbul in 2013 with a focus on urban studies.

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Carolin Genz is currently Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Department for Cultural and Social Geography at the Humboldt-University and Research Associate in the Collaborative Research Centre 1265 "Re-Figuration of Spaces" in the project area "Knowledge of Space" at Technische Universtität Berlin. As an urban anthropologist in the intersecting fields of social anthropology, human geography, and urban studies, she constantly develops ethnographic methods to capture the socio-spatial constitution of urban practices. Her research focuses on spatial practices of resistance, housing, and gender.

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