LIVING THE CITY
For three months, Berlin's best-known former airport will be transformed into a venue for city life, urbanism, art and architecture.
Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine
Braaksma & Roos architectenbureau
Jan Dirk van der Burg
Crimson Historians and Urbanists
Erlebe was geht gGmbH
Ghilardi + Hellsten Arkitekter
Granby Four Streets CLT
Bernadette La Hengst
Christophe Hutin Architecture
Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse
Rubén Dario Kleimeer
Müller Sigrist Architekten AG
Play the City
The Black Archives
ZUS – Zones Urbaines Sensibles
Cities are full of stories—simultaneous, contradictory, overlapping, and inextricably connected. Living the City tells over fifty stories from architecture, art, and city planning projects in the main hall of the former Berlin-Tempelhof Airport. The National Urban Development Policy exhibition shows processes and opportunities for action in cities across Europe.
For three months, the former airport will be transformed into a venue for city life. In a walk-through urban collage, visitors will encounter a range of stories from people and projects that are actively involved in the city and civic society. These stories ask questions concerning fundamental activities like loving, living, making, participating, learning, playing, moving, and dreaming in the city. These are stories that shape and transform, that make you feel and think. Furthermore, a wide-ranging event and education program invites everyone to actively participate and contribute.
The exhibition Living the City can not only be experienced live on site. On the one hand, the continuously growing website offers a virtual view of the projects. On the other hand, live streams, curated online and live tours as well as interviews provide access to content and events.
On the occasion of the exhibition, the catalog Living the City. Of Cities, People and Stories has been published by Spector Books.
Gerhard Lang with Marching
Band phon-O-rama: Der Mobile
Street Parade, Saturday, 9/26/2020
12:00 PM — 04:00 PM, Entrance Airport Tempelhof
Mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Gerhard Lang und Galerie Albrecht in Berlin © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2020, Foto: Helmut Aebischer
How can pedestrians cross a street legally where it makes sense for them to do so and not according to traffic planners’ preference? Thanks to Gerhard Lang’s Mobile Zebra Crossing, a procession of people will parade through the streets near Tempelhof Airport, changing sides of the road all over following general traffic regulations. The procession, first organized in 1993 in Kassel’s city center, honors Lang’s friend, collaborator, and former professor, Lucius Burckhardt (1925–2003), the founder of »Strollology« at the Gesamthochschule Kassel. Burckhardt formulated his criticism of the prevailing automobile-oriented planning practice from the perspective of the pedestrian.
The Black Archives: Making History Visible
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