The Berlin Time Exchange
"Place and Displacement” IDeA | HONOURABLE MENTION
"Design Againts War" Emergency | SERVICE DESIGN 1st PRIZE
An exchange platform between two vulnerable populations of Berlin: asylum seekers and senior citizens of the city. Excluded from the job market, these groups possess skills and interests that would benefit not only their own mental and physical health, but the city as a whole. The currency is time - the one resource both groups have in abundance.
The provision of enabling spaces facilitates the creative application of skills and interests, whilst acting as a catalyst for interaction within the community. The marketplace will transform over time and in time open up to the public, allowing it to become self-sufficient.