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Spiel/Feld Marzahn (2011-14)
Winner of the UN award Contribution to the UN World Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (publications)

Spiel/Feld Marzahn [Playing/Field Marzahn] is an urban agriculture project including project design, implementation, project management and dissemination of results. Its aim is to establish community-led food growing on a redundant urban site in a Berlin housing estate. It is a participatory project between landscape architecture students of the Technical University Berlin, the planning department of the council of the Berlin borough of Marzahn-Hellersdorf and local actors on site. A special stakeholder focus is on building the project for and with a neighbouring primary school. The project investigates relationships between environmental education / ecological literacy and urban agriculture, between different forms of learning and the spatial consequences for regenerated urban and architectural sites.
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Participatory design: projects with students, local residents and the municipality on productive space lead to multiple knowledge flows. (image: B&V 2011)
The project's aim is to instigate the spatially effective, food-productive use of a brownfield site and, at the same time, to strengthen local engagement and offer lifestyle choices. At the moment, the project consists of a 600 m2 food growing field, a purpose-built shed, a composting site and an emerging group of local gardeners.
For further information see the project’s own website.

To keep up to date with the project's development see our Productive Urban Landscape research blog.