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Multiplicities analyses and translates microtrends for the benefit of cultural policies, civil society, urban planning and business promotion. We supports administrative and political entities, cluster managers and creative enterprises in defining and implementing their strategic processes. We see ourselves as intermediaries and cultural translators.
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Study report for the reuse of the Chapel in the Sheridan Park in Augsburg/Germany

The study develops possible uses for the derelict Chapel in Sheridan Park. The workshop picks up on public welfare-oriented needs from the surrounding area and the city of Augsburg. Unmet needs and potential for young adults, families and senior citizens will be identified.

Client: City of Augsburg (Urban planning department)

Creative industries promote transformation

The great challenges of our time also require adjustments from many companies in Brandenburg: new strategies, business models and processes are often needed. In a working lab, creative people, entrepreneurs and transformation experts develop approaches on how to collaborate.

Client: Ministry of Economy, Labour, and Energy Brandenburg

Feasibility Study on Urban Gardening and Indoor Farming in the Innercity of Wilhelmshaven

Wilhelmshaven wants to counteract the inner-city vacancy by Urban Gardening and Vertical Farming. Together with paper planes e.V. and the AAA GmbH from Bremen, we are examining location conditions and utilization options. Citizens should participate and become consumers.

Client: City of Wilhelmshaven

Feasibility study for a market hall in the “Neue Mitte Garbsen”.

The concept study aims to anchor the cross-cultural topic of food in the Neue Mitte Garbsen. The results of the mapping of regional market and development potentials, the expert interviews with regional producers were able to identify high potentials and target groups for regionally produced food.

Client: City of Garbsen

Photo: Adobe Stock / Dr. Bastian Lange

German “Baukulturpolitik” in the European context. Guidelines for “Baukultur” in Germany

The aim of this project is to draw up the guidelines for "Baukultur" in Germany: as a key document, it will formulate the federal government's position on "Baukultur". The guidelines aim to describe goals, fields of action and needs as well as concrete tasks in the field of "Baukultur" in Germany.

Client: BBSR (Bonn) in Cooperation with Inpolis Urbanism GmbH

Photo: Bastian Lange

BMBF Project InCAREgio in Brandenburg

The InCAREgio project (INnovative Arrangements for Provision in the "CAre and Care Sector in Structurally Weak REGIOns") is working in the Märkisch-Oderland region to determine the prerequisites and conditions for innovative coping strategies for the care crisis as a model.

Client: BMBF Project in cooperation with Humboldt University Berlin (Prof. Dr. H. Nuissl)

Photo: Creative Commons

GLAMMONS EU Horizon 2020 Project

The GLAMMONS project aims to provide answers to the post-pandemic challenges of galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMS). At the core is the question of how the experiencd knowledge of community-led GLAMs can be transferred to more "established" and traditional cultural institutions.

Client: Horizon 2020 (Project partner Inpolis Urbanism GmbH)

Photo: Bastian Lange

Feasibility study for a creative quarter in Rostock

The subject of the study is the evaluation of possible locations for a new creative quarter in the Hanseatic City of Rostock. An evaluation basis is made for five given location alternatives that are available for selection. The results propose a justified preferred variant to the city council.

Client: Urban development of the city of Rostock

Photo: Brigitta Bungard / Studio qrfld

Usability study on the ULPA area (Berlin)

The usability study in the ULAP quarter analyses how utilisation expectations and utilisation possibilities correspond with the currently recognisable offers of the design planning. The aim of the plausibility check is to test out relevant user types and "mirror" them on the current urban design.

Client: Senat for urban development Berlin

Post-pandemic Spaces – Scope, needs and recovery potentials in our cities

For FORBA GmbH in Vienna, we point out post-pandemic spatial needs. We show which spaces will be relevant in cities in the future and how they can be conceived.

Client: Forba GmbH Vienna

Photo: Adobe Stock

Design sprint with international scholars and practitioners at Villa Vigoni (Italy)

Can we re-build and reinvent our inner cities post-covid-19? Is it enough to refill empty shops with new shops? What type of mixed use, common or open spaces are needed to make our cities attractive for many social groups? What spaces are needed to support innovation and creativity in our cities?

Client: Villa Vigoni

Communication compass for the Alte Münze (Berlin)

The Alte Münze in the center of the capital Berlin is to become a socio-cultural place in the sense of a public welfare-oriented urban development. A strategic communication concept "Communication Compass" is being developed for Kulturraum Berlin GmbH and all project participants.

Client: Kulturraum GmbH

Post-Corona City – Reorientation of Inner City Development in Kiel

For the Kiel Economic Development Agency, we are developing spatial profiles for the post-pandemic "reprogramming" of Kiel's inner city.

Client: Kiel-Marketing

Study report on “New Startup spaces in Stuttgart”

What types of startup centers and incubators does Stuttgart need? We analyze potentials of start-ups strategies and measures with which new technology and start-up centers can be established for Stuttgart. We accompany Stuttgart on their path of spatial and economic transformations.

Client: Office for Urban Planning and Housing, Stuttgart

Revitalisation of inner-city spaces? A digital Hackathon provides solutions

Multiplicities is designing and moderating a "digital hackathon" for the EU Interreg project "CINEMA" in 2020-21. The results will be exhibited in public space and invite the city's residents to in turn add to them, comment on them and negotiate them further as a city community.

Client: Hochschule der Medien / Wirtschaftsregion Stuttgart

Photo: AdobeStock

Location development Stadtgut Hellersdorf

With Belius GmbH and Studio Malta, we support Gesobau's location development in the Hellersdorf city district (Hellersdorf-Marzahn district). We carry out a plausibility check of the management, user and operator concept.

Client: Gesobau AG

Feasibility study for a Start-up Hub in Potsdam

Multiplicities, together with Belius GmbH, Studio Malta and architect Nele Zareh, is working on a feasibility study for a planned Start-up Hub in the media city of Babelsberg/Potsdam. It contains an analysis of the potential of "founders" in ICT, media and creative industries.

Client: Zentrum für Film- und Fernsehproduzenten GmbH (ZFF)

Management of flexible spaces on the Gaswerk in Augsburg

Multiplicities manages the strategy development for new flexible spaces on the Gaswerk in Augsburg (Germany). Gasworks Labs integrate users and neighbors and thus ensure gradual acceptance and participation. From 2021, flexible rooms are to be built and made available for use.

Client: Stadtwerke Augsburg (swa)

The geography of New Working Spaces and the impact on the periphery

The geography of New Working Spaces and the impact on the periphery. The aim of the COST Action is to share the first outcomes of some funded international research projects on the phenomenon of new workplaces.

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?

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

Machbarkeitsstudie Kreativquartier Potsdam

At the Alte Feuerwache / Plantage, the "former Rechenzentrum", an attempt is being made to assemble art, culture, creative people, founders and trades in a location with a moderate cost structure.

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

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.

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.

Photo: Visualisierung cc realities:united 2012 / Flussbad Berlin e.V.

New narratives through inner city neighbourhood initiatives

Multiplicities and Belius GmbH design new narratives for the project development of Flussbad e.V.

Photo: Florian Reimann und Stefan Wieland

Internationalizing the Berlin music industry

For the Berlin Music Commission Multiplicities has drafted a vision paper on internationalization of Berlin as important location and destination for music-related industries. From the results, nine precise theses on internationalization were presented in a keynote at Most Wanted: Music.

Photo: Stadt Augsburg

Transformation of an industrial wasteland into a creative space

With target group workshops, a policy innovation lab and a master plan for urban development, Multiplicities initiates a user-driven redevelopment of an old industrial area at the gas plant in the inner city of Augsburg.

Photo: Bastian Lange

Global Review Report “Urban Manufacturing”

Is manufacturing returning to the city or is it being reinvented in our cities?

Multiplicities is facilitating the City of Birmingham (UK) in joint cooperation with the University of Birmingham on the application, the formulation and rolling out of “Urban Manufacturing".

Photo: Film Institute Rwanda

Market exploration study – Potentials for creative companies abroad

Multiplicities analyses market potentials for the internationalisation of the German creative industries on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ) / Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

Photo: VOW Leandro Sandro

New Actors for district development

Multiplicities analyses processes of value creation at the nearly 500 open maker spaces of COWERK – a Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) project.

Photo: Grüne Werkstatt Wendland e.V.

New (work) spaces for innovation in rural areas

Multiplicities and Belius GmbH initiate a transformation of technology and business incubators in the counties of Rendsburg and Plön (region of Kiel).

Photo: Sebastian Marggraf

Collaborative work as a driving force in Brandenburg

Multiplicities organises real labs of collaborative working methods.

Photo: VOW Leandro und Sandro

SME Creative – How to adequately foster innovation?

Together with Prognos AG, Multiplicities analyses funding models in Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) that support creative innovations in medium-sized enterprises.

Photo: Thomas Ritter

What do young people expect from their city of the future?

Multiplicities conducts future workshops in the BMBF-run project "Future urban spaces for young people".

Photo: Stadt Friedberg

Participatory elaboration of the cultural strategy for Friedberg (Bavaria)

Multiplicities supports the city of Friedberg and the Cultural Affairs Department in formulating a cultural development concept.

Photo: Gregor Fischer

Preparation of a master plan for the Berlin/Brandenburg metropolitan region

Multiplicities and Inpolis Urbanism GmbH formulate the strategy for the master plan ICT, media and creative industries for the Berlin/Brandenburg metropolitan region.

Photo: Sebastian Marggraf

New centres of growth in the environs of metropolitan areas

Multiplicities organises innovation workshops in Oranienburg. Multiplicities and Inpolis Urbanism GmbH use 'open' and 'cross-' innovation processes to generate new innovations.

Photo: Sophie Marschner

Local development through knowledge transfer

Students of the Berlin University of Applied Sciences (HTW) collaborate with regional companies to solve concerns of the enterprises in innovation workshops.

Photo: Florian Büttner

Strategies for an international creative industry

Multiplicities presents options for the internationalisation of the creative industries to the federal government.

Photo: Stefan Puchner

Participatory cultural profiles for the Theatre Augsburg

Participation, analysis and citizen dialogues as a starting point for the formulation of new cultural profiles in Augsburg (Bavaria).

Photo: Multiplicities / Belius GmbH

Creative impulses for deprived neighbourhoods

Multiplicities presents an expertise on neighbourhood development in the Brunnenviertel district (Berlin), together with Belius GmbH.

Photo: Bastian Lange

Location analysis Birmingham City University and medium-sized companies

Multiplicities analyses the economic and socio-cultural environment in Digbeth (Birmingham) with the aim of establishing a creative location there.