@ Bündnis Digitale Stadt Berlin
To this end, we propose the establishment of Berlin Kiez-Lab: Neighborhood laboratories to promote public discourse on the digital future of Berlin and to jointly develop the Berlin digitization strategy. We see Kiez-Lab as a low-threshold discursive format: for joint research-based learning, for the exchange of experience, for experimenting, for negotiating conflicts, for instigating cooperation – and as a local, socio-spatial embedded supplement to the newly established City Lab.
From November 2019, we will organize the first temporary Kiez-Lab at regular intervals and in a nomadic “Pop-Up-Principle” in changing neighborhoods and neighborhoods such as libraries, hospitals or parks in order to assess the long-term structure and potential prototype the Kiez-Lab. Currently planned formats are keynote speeches, dialogical forums and workshops aimed at the broadest possible public. A particular concern here is learning from and with other cities and initiatives that, like Berlin, have committed themselves to the goals of the “Cities Coalition for Digital Rights”.
The long-term goal is to further develop and consolidate the Kiez-Lab format in order to permanently contribute local perspectives and experiences of Berlin’s civil society to the digital transformation of the city of Berlin. The Kiez-Lab must therefore be a fundamental component of Berlin’s digital strategy at an early stage.
Bündnis Digitale Stadt Berlin