Berlin’s Kottbusser Tor, a square and subway stop that straddles the intersection of three busy streets, is the site of a sprawling, 1970s-built concrete housing project in the migrant-rich neighborhood of Kreuzberg. As disorienting as it is to navigate the mazelike area, finding one’s way to the project’s tenants’ initiative, Kotti & Co, is relatively simple. Just ask the Arabic vegetable vendors or Turkish barbers, who call the area by the nickname “Kotti.” They’ll point you...

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