A planning team works together to develop the future of the ExRotaprint site. It is comprised of the stakeholders who were first involved in securing the takeover of the site and negotiated its purchase: artists Daniela Brahm and Les Schliesser, tenants here since 2000 and initiators of the process, as well as architects Bernard Hummel and Oliver Clemens, who share our belief in an open approach to urban development and a socially-inclusive city.
The planning team of ExRotaprint gGmbH works on consolidating the buildings comprising the historically listed site, the financing, the redesign of the complex, the restructuring of the rental spaces, the renting of the spaces, and the designing of the project and project communications.
Daniela Brahm, visual artist and advocate for / producer of usable space, based in Berlin, studied at the Berlin University of the Arts 1988-95, exhibitions nationally and internationally. In 2007, co-founder and partner of ExRotaprint gGmbH, since then part of the planning team. Active in the Initiative Stadt Neudenken. danielabrahm.de
Les Schliesser, visual artist and advocate for / producer of usable space, based in Berlin, studied at the Kunstakademie Stuttgart 1985-93, exhibitions nationally and internationally. In 2007, co-founder and managing partner of ExRotaprint gGmbH, since then part of the planning team. lesschliesser.de
Oliver Clemens, architect, co-owner of the architectural practice clemens krug architekten, co-editor of the journal AnArchitektur, his work focuses on cooperative housing projects and the construction of affordable rental housing.
Bernhard Hummel, architect, former house squatter in West and East Berlin, project developer on self-managed projects and member of the regional coordinators of the Mietshäuser-Syndikats (Tenement Trust) in Berlin and Brandenburg.
Several joint projects designed by architects Bernhard Hummel and Oliver Clemens include the housing project at Malmöerstr. 29, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, a new afforable housing construction developed within the framework of a Mietshäuser Syndikat project (more here: TAZ and Deutsches Architektenblatt), as well as the conversion of a GDR-era prefab high-rise into a housing project—also by Mietshäuser Syndikat—on Magdalenenstr.19 in Berlin-Lichtenberg. (More here: “Kleine Eingriffe: Neues Wohnen im Bestand der Nachkriegsmoderne”). In addition, they are currently developing a project together with Sabine Horlitz for repurposing a former school in Berlin-Grundbrunnen for new uses, a pilot project organized in conjunction with the municipal housing association degewo. (More on the website: ps wedding)