Spring School Medellín
As part of the project Urban Lab Medellín / Berlin, the Spring School Medellín was held in the barrio popular Moravia in Medellín, Columbia, as a three-week workshop in March 2017.
The Moravia neighborhood has a history of informal urbanization since the 70ies. During the last years, big parts of the former slum have been transformed into a livable urban environment. The workshop focused on an upcoming resettlement of another slum area to a former industrial compound. Here, Urban Lab Medellin/ Berlin took the chance to foster and shape an integrative urban planning process.
For this purpose, the Spring School Medellin applied intercultural exchange and cooperation within Moravia: Mixed teams of Columbian and German students and experts of different areas of expertise worked on a broad range of questions. Especially two symposia and the concluding project exhibition introduced the results in the public discourse about the upcoming municipal development.