21. Aug

Chapter 1 - Europagarten

ABC – urban alphabet

(Alphabet: Basic elements in a system that can be combined to form complex units)

What is a city? What does it consist of? What distinguishes it from a simple accumulation of buldings? How has the city changed, how will it change? Is Frankfurt a city? What does the right to a city mean? And what do we have to do with it?

Location: Europagarten

13:00 Welcome

13:15-14:15 Jochem Jourdan / Was ist eine Stadt?

14:45-15:45 Paola Wechs / Was ist eine Stadt?

16:15-17:15. Prof. Susanne Heeg / Was ist eine Stadt?


Chapter 2 - Baseler Platz

From TINA and TATA! or: Monoculture destroys the foundation

(TINA (There Is No Alternative) was a slogan of the conservative British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whose policy has significantly promoted deregulation (of the markets) and privatization of state-owned enterprises / TATA! = There Are Thousands Of Alternatives!)

Who is the city for? Who do we mean when we say we? Who has visibility, possibility? Who has access, participation in what constitutes the city? What structures are invisible to some and insurmountable to others? Where are brutality and complexity of the global economy reflected in architecture and urban planning?

Location: Baseler Platz

13:00 Welcome

13:15-14:15 tba

14:45-15:45 Project Shelter

16:15-17:15 Eleonora Herder

17:45-19:15 Gesprächsrunde mit: Project Shelter, Eleonora Herder und anderen


Chapter 3 - Friedberger Anlage

What doesn’t grow on trees will grow in a patch. Sense and purpose

Who designs urban green spaces? What space do we give to our coexistence with plants and animals? How do we cultivate knowledge and participation? What does collective sustainability mean? How does urban production affect neighborhoods? Where does the translation of global thinking into local action occur? What dynamics connect ecology to the right to the city? What is an emancipatory food system?

Location: Friedberger Anlage

12:00 Welcome 

12:15-13:15 Gemüseheldinnen

13:45-14:45 Die Kooperative

15:15-16:15 Blockadia*Tiefsee

16:45-17:45 Dr. Fabian Thiel

18:15-19:45 Gesprächsrunde mit: Dr.Nina Gorgus, Daniela Matha, Leon Joskowitz, Gemüseheldinnen, Blockadia*Tiefsee


Chapter 4 - Osthafen

The whole becomes whole through the hum of all parts

What does participation have to do with courage? What is the difference between democracy and the given state? Why is utopian often used pejoratively? How are processuality and trust related? What forms of responsibility does collective self-determination entail?

Location: Osthafen

13:00 Begrüßung 

13:15-14:15 tba

14:45-15:45 Mehr als Wählen e.V

16:15-17:15 Birgit Kasper

17:45-19:00 Gesprächsrunde

19:15 Konzert 


Chapter 5 - Friedrich Ebert Anlage

140 soccer fields or half of Monaco

Currently, more than 1 million square meters of commercial space is vacant in Frankfurt, and the trend is rising. How does this happen? Who benefits from it? Why are there still construction sites everywhere? What dangers lurk behind these conditions? Where are the opportunities hidden? Where does innovation take place? How do socially productive dynamics emerge? Who is afraid of new perspectives?

Location: Friedrich Ebert Anlage

13:00 Begrüßung 

13:15-14:15 Radar 

14:45-15:45 Anna Scheuermann

16:15-17:15 tba

17:45-19:00 Gesprächsrunde


Chapter 6 - Willy Brandt Platz

I live here, I’m not a tourist and other problems

Who lives in the city? Who owns the city? Who sells the city? What is allowed? That which happens unnoticed? Who can buy the city? What does constructive opposition look like? Is there creative navigation through bureaucracy? What scope for action does collective organization open up?

Location: Willy Brandt Platz

12:00 Begrüßung 

12:15-13:15 Dr. Werner Heinz

13:45-14:45 tba

15:15-16:15 tba

16:45-17:45 Offenes Haus der Kulturen

18:15-19:45 Gesprächsrunde mit Eyup Yilmaz und anderen


Chapter 7 - Sommerhoffpark

Possibilities of a relationship with the future

What is representative and where is it presented? Where does everything else take place? Is education only for children? Isn’t culture for everyone? How are educational culture and cultural education related? Can something be an anchor point and process-oriented at the same time? What are interfaces? Where are edges along which new paths can be taken?

Location: Sommerhoffpark

13:00 Begrüßung 

13:15-14:15 Mona Hermann

14:45-15:45 Jan Lotter

16:15-17:15 Achim Lengerer

17:45-19:00 Gesprächsrunde


Chapter 8 - Konstablerwache

Buena Vida Social Hub

(A hub defines a central place where connections converge and new directions can be taken)

What is the relationship between house and neighborhood? What does community mean beyond “identity”? How can the common be shared and politically shaped in our world today? What spaces do we need? And how do we produce them?

Location: Konstablerwache

13:00 Begrüßung 

13:15-14:15 Adapter Verein

14:45-15:45 AdAptiv

16:15-17:15 tba

17:45-19:00 Gesprächsrunde mit Dr. Nargess Eskandari-Grünberg, Prof. Dr. Bernd Belina und anderen