In an inconspicuous building at Wiesenstrasse 29, in the heart of Berlin-Wedding, I found a community of artists. Thanks to their “Erbbauvertrag” and the foundation “Stiftung Edith Maryon” they are able to protect their studio-complex as a place for art for 99 years.
Berlin has been made popular through its art and artists. Jörg Bürkle, manager and artist within the studio building is keen to provide space for the artists in the city, and wants to see more initiatives like “Initiative Stadt Neudenken” which campaign to help artists keep their studios! In a time where commercialism and capitalism are moving in on the art scene I found the story of artistic resistance in Wedding reassuring!
- Wiesenstrasse 29 eG, 13357 Berlin-Wedding