Office for Spatial Development and Urban Planning

Multiplicities are experts for participatory driven urban and spatial development. Our research and consulting offers orientation to public institutions and creative companies. As a European network, Multiplicities is based in Berlin.

We work out expert studies and provide strategy advice. We develop and co-design solutions for public authorities and the political sphere as well as for managers of research clusters and creative businesses.

By applying innovative co-creative forms of participation as well as event and workshop formats, we strive towards greater precision in spatial structural change processes in favour of a sustainable society.

Services

Selected Projects

Case Clinic in Hamburg

In cooperation with Actors of Urban Change, Multiplicities was facilitating a case clinic at Kraftwerk Bille. 25 artists work in this factory complex from the late 19th century, located in Hammerbrook. Will artists and creative people have affordable spaces for non-commercial, cultural, public use?

Client: Actors of Urban Change / Robert Bosch Stiftung

Urban Design Thinking Challenge

Multiplicities facilitated an Urban Design Thinking Challenge together with Dr. Demet Mutman (Ozyegin University Istanbul) during the festival “Allez Hop!”. International workshop participants applied a bottom-up strategy to activate the Multihalle in Mannheim.

Client: Stadt Mannheim

Feasability study creative quarter Potsdam

Die Machbarkeitsstudie leistet einen Beitrag zum geplanten Kreativquartier und analysiert die Bausteine, Argumente, Chancen, Risiken und Kosten, um der Stadtpolitik, der Verwaltung, den jetzigen und künftigen Nutzer*innen sowie den Potsdamer*innen ein Angebot für eine neues, tragfähiges, von vielen Schultern getragenes Kreativquartier zu machen.

Client: Pro Potsdam GmbH

Urban Encounters in Aksaray (Istanbul)

The workshop "Urban Encounters" was based on a co-productive understanding, it embraces heterogeneity as a valuable source of information. It took place at the 4th IAPS-Network meeting under the title “Istanbul as an Endless Place of Urban Articulation” organized by Özyeğin-Faculty of Architecture a

Client: Özyeğin University Istanbul

Participation. Urbanism. Interaction.

In summer 2018 Multiplicities supported the German-Ukrainian youth exchange "Participation. Urbanism. Interaction". It brought together 20 young participants from Berlin and Chernihiv and promotes discussion about active participation and transformation of public space.

Client: Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft (EVZ), Auswärtiges Amt, Robert-Bosch-Stiftung

Co-Create your Kiez!

Multiplicities invited to the "Urban Innovation Lab Neckarstadt-West: Co-create your Kiez!" as part of the design festival Uncover. Together with Mannheimers and guests, observations and moods on the situation of the Neckarstadt-West were developed in film, audio and text.

Client: Kulturelle Stadtentwicklung Mannheim