CIUDADLAB: Berlin



Study Abroad Research Collective 

CIUDADLAB is a nonprofit (PR) research, design, and action-driven platform about the contemporary city.  Since its beginning in 2004, it has researched a variety of city contexts such as Orlando, Moscow, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia, and Santiago. In 2012, CIUDADLAB founder Oscar-Oliver Didier and sixteen researchers traveled to Berlin to evaluate a city whose heavy historical past has rendered it a case study for understanding new modes of handling crisis. The team's findings were presented in an exhibition in written, graphed, and video form, highlighting Berlin's economy, urban landscape, aesthetic, demographics, memory, and body at the Cuartel de Ballajá in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The research project was divided into three parts: a three-month research & planning effort from Puerto Rico, three weeks of in-field documentation in Berlin where we interviewed different professionals (urban planners, historians, curators, architects, and professors), and concluded with three months of developing the content for the exhibition and publication. My responsibilities in this project included researching; recording, co-directing, and editing of the documentaries; content creator in the form of photographs, infographics, and a 7’x7’ map stitching that was printed and mounted at the exhibition displaying our investigation routes and findings.















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