MakeCity Berlin 2018
The festival for architecture and urban alternatives returns to the German city
This year's MakeCity festival emerges from the Berlin context, where real estate prices in the city centre have risen by up to 500%. Where the municipal government has set unprecedented targets for the construction of new social housing units.
The integration of a newly arrived migrant population, a politically active civil society negotiating new concepts of cooperative housing, and innovative mixed-use: these current developments frame MakeCity’s citywide conversation.
The festival looks at concepts for a new social contract for cities and showcases innovation on many levels: material, process-based, in architecture and landscape urbanism.
As a resolutely transdisciplinary partnership of architects, urban planners, designers and civic groups – the MakeCity festival is co-designed – with over 250 events to discover and spaces to explore throughout the city: from exhibitions, workshops and excursions; in cultural centres, new architecture, studios, production and maker spaces.