Creative Factories

Collaborative mapping to reconstruct a community of freelance workers (authors, lecturers, researchers, filmmakers, etc.) who had been working in a former photo factory at Görlitzer Park in Berlin-Kreuzberg since the1990s. In 2016, all tenants had to vacate to make room for the international business and start-up incubator club „Factory“, which moved into the building the following year. In November 2018, metroZones met with some of them in order to look back on how their community now erased by the so-called web-tech industry was spatially and socially organized at the time. Artist Diana Lucas-Drogan recorded their memories. Her drawings were supposed to be the beginning of a large-scale mapping of such displacement processes, but have remained a fragment.