Institute for Creative Sustainability

A multidisciplinary, non-profit organization based in Berlin. A focus is on the theory and practice of creative sustainability, emphasizing self-organization and local urban initiatives. The Institute coordinates educational services, networking events and publications exploring CoHousing and related projects like CoWorking and community gardening in the context of a post-growth, democratic urban development. id22 has an international orientation and is happy to work with people with and without refugee experience! I helped to found the Institute in 2003 with support from Berlin’s UfaFabrik, a model ecological and cultural urban village. Inspiration came from a large event which I also helped organize in 2000, called id22: The Festival for Culture, Ecology and Community. A bottom-up, multidisciplinary approach to sustainability has been the main approach from the very start. In 2008 the Institute moved to a new Building Community (Baugemeinschaft) in Prenzlauer Berg and then in 2012 began the move to the Spreefed CoHousing (Cooperative) project in Berlin-Mitte where it is now based, in the Project Space.

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Pioneering tours and workshops with id22: Institute for Creative Sustainability help you discover Berlin’s unique, local initiatives: DIY and open-source-urbanism, CoHousing, CoWorking, community gardens, ecological architecture, cultural projects and more.
  • Michael LaFond - CoHousing expert Berlin - Creative Sustainability Tours Berlin
  • Michael LaFond - CoHousing expert Berlin - Creative Sustainability Tours Berlin
  • Michael LaFond - CoHousing expert Berlin - Creative Sustainability Tours Berlin
Interactive and informative workshops in English and German are suitable for experts, students as well as school groups and others. Workshops are focused on an exchange of ideas and dialogue, reflecting on the various meanings, interpretations and implementations of sustainability, inclusion and diversity. Seminars and workshops are independently organized as well as in cooperation with a range of universities and institutions, local and international.
  • Michael LaFond - CoHousing expert Berlin - Seminars, Workshops, International Studies
Die EXPERIMENTDAYS sind eine Plattform für selbstorganisierte, gemeinschaftliche Wohnprojekte sowie Akteur_innen der kreativen Nachhaltigkeit, die die Stadt als zu gestaltenden Lebensraum verstehen. Seit 2003 bieten die EXPERIMENTDAYS die Gelegenheit, sich über selbstorganisierte Wohn- und Bauformen zu informieren, Mitstreiter_innen und Unterstützer_innen zu finden und Stadt weiter zu denken. Wie jedes Jahr bieten unterschiedliche Veranstaltungsformate, wie die WohnProjekteBörse, Info-Runden, Workshops + Tours sowie Exkursionen die Möglichkeit sich zu informieren, zu vernetzen und sich über neue Ideen und Kooperationen auszutauschen.
  • Michael LaFond - CoHousing expert Berlin - EXPERIMENTDAYS
  • Michael LaFond - CoHousing expert Berlin - EXPERIMENTDAYS
  • Michael LaFond - CoHousing expert Berlin - EXPERIMENTDAYS
  • Michael LaFond - CoHousing expert Berlin - EXPERIMENTDAYS
Experience Diversity in Mobility! Our creative accessibility tours are an opportunity for people who have not (yet) had experience of physical handicaps to find out what barriers and accessibility really means. School classes, student groups, as well as architects, city planners and companies can benefit from this unique experience.
  • Michael LaFond - CoHousing expert Berlin - Creative Accessibility Tours
  • Michael LaFond - CoHousing expert Berlin - Creative Accessibility Tours