Angelika Levi

Miete essen Seele auf

26.9.–3.10., 17:00–21:00 und 5.10., 13:00–21:00 / Ehemalige Post-Filiale (Hallesches Ufer 60) 

Part of the festival "Berlin bleibt!"


A collaboration with Kotti & Co.

Split-screen video installation, 65 min, colour and b/w, sound, 2015

“Miete essen Seele auf” documents two years of neighbourhood organizing and protests on the south side of Kottbusser Tor. The film by Angelika Levi combines the housing question with the history of migration, emphasizing a link between racism and urban displacement. During the night of May 26, 2012, residents of the social housing at Kottbusser Tor, primarily of Turkish descent, hammered together a makeshift protest house from euro-palettes. They called it “Gecekondu”, which means “set up over night” in Turkish. With this occupation of a public square in the centre of Kreuzberg, the renters’ initiative Kotti & Co began a resistance that remains visible to this day, bringing the theme of public housing and the massive displacement of residents from the inner city onto the political agenda. People with very diverse biographies began talking to one another and sharing their stories. Separations and prejudices gave way to a positive uncertainty, and neighbourhoods gave rise to friendship.  



    1-Euro-Ticket (tickets only at box office - valid as day ticket for "Projektraum urbaner Aktion")


    former post office (Hallesches Ufer 60)
    Hallesches Ufer 60, 10963 Berlin