The “KulturMarktHalle” (KMH) was founded in 2016 as a voluntary initiative by people from various professional and cultural backgrounds. Since then, it has been a meeting point for people working in arts and culture to develop local initiatives. Since 2018, it is located in a vacant building, formerly a department store. The area is part of the Prenzlauer Berg district, a vibrant and multicultural neighborhood. The vision of this project is bringing people from different social and cultural backgrounds together. Various exhibitions, seminars, concerts, cultural and educational events are scheduled. A workshop area (to work with materials like wood) will be completed soon, in order to offer more space for the creativity of its visitors. For more information, please visit: https://www.kulturmarkthalle-berlin.de/
This workcamp is part of INVOLVE and it is a joint effort of 3 voluntary service organisations in Italy (Legambiente), France (Solidarités Jeunesses) and Germany (ICJA) to promote and foster the inclusion of migrants in 7 local communities. The project aims to contribute to more sustainable, cohesive and inclusive societies. Therefore, the main project activities are in the areas of environmental protection and social and cultural heritage. The objective is to demonstrate that doing voluntary activities together provides opportunities for social exchange, civic engagement and for learning and growing as a community and society.
Involve Workcamps will also be held in five other project locations, three in Italy and two in France, in cooperation with the respective municipalities. Each work camp will bring together a total of 20 participants with very different cultural, social and economic backgrounds. In Berlin the international group will be composed of 5 old Berliners (long-term residents in Berlin), 5 new Berliners (newcomers to Berlin) and 10 participants from the project locations in France and Italy and from other countries worldwide.
The European cooperation project INVOLVE runs from January 2019 to December 2021 and is co-funded by the Asylum and Migration Fund (AMIF). For further information please see: http://www.involve.blog/