In the past few weeks, we have been able to look back on a varied and successful programme at the Reallabor Hagenmarkt, which was carried out in cooperation with the WissenschaftsCampus. The programme runs for another week, ending on 16 July with the final event "Wir für Braunschweig - Marktplatz mit Musik zum Ende des Reallabor Hagenmarkt".
Here are four of the events that were held at the Hagenmarkt.
Encounter Café: The Hagenmarkt yesterday and today
Architectural historian and city curator of local history Elmar Arnhold gave a lecture on 15 May followed by a tour on the history of Hagenmarkt and its significance from an architectural history perspective. Arnhold is an expert on the history of the square. A photo exhibition in the Reallabor Pavillon served as a visual basis, showing pictures of the square from the last 150 years. Afterwards, there was a lively exchange over coffee and cake.
Science meets City: The Future of Building
Prof. Elisabeth Endres gave a lecture on "Integral Planning as a Prerequisite for Robust Building" at the Reallabor Hagenmarkt on 11 May. Endres spoke about the new ways of building and that we have to take them into account for the future and also for the sustainability of building. The Reallabor brings topics from the university into the city and thus creates a new space for discourse and intimacy for citizens. Science meets City is a series of events that was launched on this day.
Science meets City: Trash Tracker - Garbage belongs in the bin, not on the ground
On 9 June, the Trash Trackers met at the Reallabor Hagenmarkt. They are a group that walks through the city areas of Braunschweig collecting rubbish. At their meetings, they talk to fellow citizens about current environmental issues. As part of the Science meets City series, the association presented its work in a discussion forum. Afterwards, there was a clean-up session.
Urban Gardening at the Reallabor Hagenmarkt
The Urban Gardening project started on 19 March. Within the project, raised beds were built and placed around the Hagenmarkt. Among other things, there are raised beds that are wheelchair accessible. In addition, the raised beds are mobile and can be moved by a small forklift truck. The planting was done according to a well thought-out cultivation plan. The focus was on year-round and seasonal vegetables. The beds were designed to be sustainable. The watering services were provided by citizens of the city of Braunschweig. This brought together different city residents so that an exchange could take place.