Das BAUMHAUS – A Progressive Project & Space for Sustainability in Berlin
In this segment of “The Spark” we introduce “Das Baumhaus”, an open socio-cultural project that is situated in the Wedding district of Berlin. The goal of this initiative is to connect, inspire and empower individuals, neighbours, organizations and local changemakers working for transition to sustainability. To find our more about this initiative, click here.
VIDEO: Das BAUMHAUS – A Progressive Project & Space for Sustainability in Berlin
ABOUT THE BAUMHAUS
(text via baumhausberlin.de)
Das Baumhaus is an open socio-cultural project in Wedding. We connect, inspire and empower each other, neighbors, organizations and local changemakers working for transition to sustainability. In our project space, people and projects from a broad variety of backgrounds come together, meet and collaborate.
Who we are & What we do
We are a self-organized, grassroots initiative grown out of the neighborhood, with Karen & Scott, the project co-founders at the core of the Baumhaus project. Since 2012, more than 300 people have collaboratively developed the project, organized events, meetings, initiated new groups, and in 2016 renovated a storefront space into a pretty unique project space. We are organized as a non-profit association, a social business and above all, an open network.
We are growing a diverse community, building a project and event space, and supporting good ideas and projects. Scott & Karen are managing the Baumhaus project space as a social business (GbR), creating an inspiring environment and providing room for meetings and events of social and ecological projects. Our non-profit association (Verein) is organizing events and several groups in the Baumhaus and at other places. Together, we’re building a local hub for people who want to make the world a better place in our neighborhood, Berlin and beyond.
We want to contribute locally to an attractive culture of change. With social and ecological crises accelerating, civil society’s collaboration and creativity for democracy, sustainability and solidarity seems more crucial than ever. For that, we think, we need more spaces for meaningful engagement, where we can meet, support each other and collaborate, transforming our neighborhoods and cities.