Kotti & Co + Estudio Teddy Cruz with Fonna Forman
Wohnungsfrage. One night, in 2012, the tenants’ initiative Kotti & Co built a gecekondu (an informal dwelling built overnight) at Kottbusser Tor in Berlin-Kreuzberg. In conjunction with wide-ranging protest actions, the initiative formed itself into the main venue for negotiating new rent and urban development policies and for tackling issues relating to migration, racism, and poverty. The book documents the history of this social protest and the central role played by Kotti & Co. Within the context of the Wohnungsfrage project, Kotti & Co have teamed up with architect Teddy Cruz and political scientist Fonna Forman to develop a socio-spatial model that draws a connection between housing issues in Berlin and the informal design practices found in the Mexican border town of Tijuana.
Christian Hiller, Jesko Fezer, Nikolaus Hirsch, Wilfried Kuehn, Hila Peleg
HKW - Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Sandy Kaltemborn / Image Shift, Studio Matthias Görlich