Although we are happy that at the end KIDS doesn’t have to spend another winter in containers with blasted water pipes, although we are pleased that we could contribute to loosen the knots on the way to a solution, there are some things that become clear by the example of KIDS: gentrification does not only not stop for people with low or now incomes at all and is therefore anyway a threat to social peace. But if social offers, enjoying enough appreciation by the state that they are mainly financed by the public authorities, do not find space any longer at the areas where there work specifically aims at, then this is a direct attack on social peace. There can’t hardly be something added to the absurdity, that a social offer is one the one hand equipped without enough budget for space to generate its own room by building and on the other hand there are no (more) sites to build on in possession of the public authorities. To economize and to state-economize for one thing, the other thing is the demand of space for social and supportive action. Thereby this question for space cannot be answered by the disciplines of architecture, urban design, urban planning, urbanism or urban research.
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