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Construction projects in Berlin rejected : Lichtenberg does not want to artist Initiative

The Kunsthaus Tacheles in Mitte was legendary. In 2012, it was vacated. 2014, a U.S. investment group bought the area on the Oranienburger Straße. Now residential and business buildings: "Tacheles-quarters there". Some of the former artists started around a year ago, the "cultural Embassy" in Berlin-Lichtenberg. A former locksmith will be transformed into a location for creative industries. The Lichtenberg district has rejected the project.

Baustadträtin Birgit Monteiro (SPD) feared "urban tensions due to the negative role model effect". Public exhibitions were prohibited in the commercial area at the heart of mountain road. Only the production of art allows. The "cultural Embassy" was to be understood as walk-in "total work of art" where visitors are received and works are presented.

"We need to get away by a Mix of prejudice"

The refusal of the district is a major setback. You had to rely on it to produce in a commercial area, because the work to create noise and Dirt. "We need to get away by evil investors! No, we must go away through a Mix of prejudice, bureaucracy, political warfare, and ignorance,“ write the artists. The cultural Embassy of wool provide the subculture with a platform and an alternative to gentrification. In Berlin there is no more space for this type of cultural institutions and the city is on the way, to be expensive and monotonous.

urban development, Senator Katrin Lompscher (Left) has already expressed its support in September for an end to the exhibition ban. But Monteiro ignored the Bausenatorin. Because of the dispute over the area is also dangers within the district office, there had been several round table. There was as last decided that the existing uses are to remain in the commercial area. In the heart mountain road the limited use should be expanded, and permits for exhibitions to be tested. "The artists are in no competition to the trade", - said the Deputy head of the city development office, Klaus Güttler-Lindemann. The resulting arts and crafts had already become part of the area. Monteiro sees the "cultural Embassy" but not as old-established.

culture Senator Lederer for roads-exhibition

Although this carries the address of heart mountain street, 53, is close to the road. You have to go a few meters, a narrow path, to a scrap dealer. The artists have signs painted, which point the way. Councillor Monteiro shows on a map that the "cultural message" is clearly outside of the range, in the exhibition permits should be examined. In addition, you have no right-of-way. It had been submitted, the consent of the owner of the land, must be made.

Not only in the cultural message, one wonders whether the councillor looks a little too carefully. Culture Senator Klaus Lederer (Left) would open the road for exhibitions. "I don't really understand why the district councillor puts such energy to the day, to distribute art and culture at the heart of mountain road."

councillor threatens 500,000-Euro penalty

Lucas Böttcher of the cultural message also contradicts the reasoning of the councillor. The public appointments in the rooms were no displays of art, but Employees. "A visit to transport for the purposes of the gallery is not intended to be," says Böttcher. You did not issue on-the-spot, but in the media and on the Internet the progress of the art productions document. And the landlord had no Problem.

in addition to the "cultural message" is the "readiness to drive" – and here studios are located on the former SED terrain. Art collector Axel Haubrok would like to build a large art gallery and a historical SED-bowling alley, plus terrain for the audience to open. However, Monteiro was threatened with a penalty of half a Million euros, he should show where public art. Although she has opened an exhibition there – this is referred to today as a mistake.

Monteiro wants to make hohenschönhausen for artists attractive

as a Protest against the ban said Haubrok, as well as many artists of the heart mountain road to the "Long night of the pictures" of the district in September. On this day, it would have been allowed, art exhibit. Haubrok wants to build his Kunsthalle is now in a different place. For the district mayor, Michael Grunst (Left), is a loss. He agrees here with his councillor. Numerous well-known artists from Berlin, wrote letters to Monteiro. Including Judith Hopf, who has a Studio in the "readiness to drive, and Annemarie Vanackere, artistic Director of the Hebbel am Ufer. The readiness to drive have ensured the establishment of further businesses and jobs created, so is your Argument.

Now, Berlin is a city of many battles against gentrification. Also, Monteiro says, to want the extrusion to stop. Exhibitions would attract tourists and also to the field upgrade, so that the industry is threatened. An internationally renowned Kunsthalle was not provided in the commercial area.

Haubrok, and others would have known prior to the settlement, on what you are getting into here, explains Monteiro. In addition, the land would not have been so cheap, when other uses would be provided as a commercial. Even now, property owners would be Broke, and to speculate. Lichtenberg've lost since 1995, a third of its commercial space.

Monteiro is currently planning to make hohenschönhausen for artists more attractive. Along the and in the former Stasi buildings of studios grow. This year, there is a first large exhibitions.

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