Over 20 architecture students and local artists initiated an exploration of various Mahallas of Tashkent. They developed themes and concepts referring to the neighbourhood based on stories of the inhabitants, personal obersavations and its architectural vocabulary.

Among the topics examined were cultural heritage in architecture, personal mental mapping, the utilization of symbols in public spaces referencing the local cotton history, as well as the presentation of children’s urban fantasies and poetic urban statements. Even a song ‘Welcome to Tashkent’ has been produced by Sevara Nicole:

We would like to thank Maren Niemeyer and Lea Wölk and her team from the Goethe-Institut Usbekistan and all the participants for making this workshop happen. It was a pleasure to work with this enthusiastic group of participants.