Our second creative workshop was full of cutting, stacking, laying, and glueing tiny plastic buildings to create miniature models that displayed imaginations and wishes of the NION community.
Thankfully, many people who hear about the Projekt “NION Berlin” get excited about its concept and vision. A new living quarter where smart citizens experiment in alternative ways of living, working, learning, and having fun. Sounds utopian, right? Then, a question comes: “So how does it look like?”
The 8th community meeting took place to answer the question. One of our community members and an architect, Niklas Fanelsa, opened up his atelier in Kreuzberg for us again and led the second “Let’s build miniature NION Berlin” workshop.
Architects teamed up with other participants who were familiar with Japanese socio-cultural backgrounds and this time played together with 1/1000 scale cardboard maps of our most wished land. Cutting, stacking, laying, and glueing tiny plastic buildings which were color coded according to the themed areas (residential, commercial, learning, garden, etc.) of NION Berlin.
Outcomes were more powerful than we expected. Three miniature models displayed imaginations and wishes of NION community, those of the founder and a new face who had known nothing about NION until this workshop alike.