The Model Space Project (2018)

The Model Space Project set the ambitious goal of analyzing non-commercial free open air events in Berlin from a variety of angles – from the permitting process, to the legal framework, to ideal spaces for conflict reduction – with the goal of setting the groundwork for fulfilling the current government’s coalition agreement promise to “develop spaces in the public sphere which can be non-bureaucratically used for non-commercial open air music events and parties.” It builds off of years of work by the Berlin Club Commission, and draws on both empirical data and case study analysis of other cities who have tried to address these challenges.

As head of research, I was responsible for coordinating and weaving together these various information strands, writing the final report, and presenting the final results to the cultural commission at the Berlin State Parliament.

The Model Space Project was conducted by the Club Commission e. V. and funded by the Musicboard Berlin. Download the final report (in German) here or check out a summary in English here.