Sold out – A neighborhood walk in the footsteps of Berlin’s privatization

Sold out - A neighborhood walk in the footsteps of Berlin's privatization

Florine Schüschke, artist


Why have so many municipal properties in Berlin been privatized? What are the consequences of this policy today and what would be alternatives? Neighborhood walk in Wedding with Florine Schüschke. Duration approx. 80 min.

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Meeting point: Residenzstraße 42, directly at Franz-Neumann-Platz subway station (U8). Duration approx. 80 min (pure running time is approx. 30 minutes / 1.5 km).

Since 1989, the state of Berlin has sold almost 8,000 state-owned properties. The tour takes a close look at the sell-off in the 1990s and 2000s and leads to exemplary properties. Why were the municipal properties privatized at all after reunification? What is there today and what can the city do now to protect itself from speculation?

Based on her audio walk "Attractive properties for dream investments", Florine Schüschke presents the consequences of the privatization policy. In addition to the various reasons for the numerous consequences of speculation, the focus is on alternative strategies for dealing with municipal real estate.

The walk leads to the PA58 cooperative, which has escaped privatization since the 1980s as a resistant counter-example and still exists today as a self-managed cooperative.

The tour starts at Franz-Neumann-Platz subway station (U8) and ends at Prinzenallee 58.


Sun 14:30 - 19:00 Excursion