Kreuzberg has changed a lot in recent years. So what – and crucially, who – has been left behind? With the urban space performance Die unmögliche Vertreibung des Herrn B. (“The Impossible Displacement of Mr. B”), Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg presents some of the changes in the neighborhood by following around the fictitious Mr. B, a man who resists his eviction from Kreuzberg. With their 2h30 audio journey, Mirjam Schmuck and Fabian Lettow from Kainkollektiv turn the streets around Moritzplatz into a setting for real questions on urban development, gentrification and the resistant spirit that defines SO36. Download the individual audio pieces and let yourself be guided through the district, starting from the Aufbau Haus and its creative residents, through the old churchyard of St. Jacobi and into the underground of yesteryear. You will hear from established Berliners as well as newcomers who call the neighborhood home. Without them, Kreuzberg would not be what it is today.
Text: Laura Storfner / Photos: Jonas Michel
Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg, Prinzenstr.85F, entrance via Prinzenhof, 10969 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map
Hörspiel des Herrn B audio walk by Kainkollektiv (in German). The individual parts are available for listening and download. Directions for the audio walk can be found here.