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Title Book presentation: Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum
Call Number 306.4 Kunst S
ISBN/ISSN 978-3-86560-835-2
Author(s) by KUNSTrePUBLIK e.V.,
Classification 306.4
Series Title
GMD Printed Book
Language Bilingual (Eng-Ind)
Publisher Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König
Publishing Year 2010
Publishing Place Germany
Collation 367 pages
Abstract/Notes “Located to the southwest of Alexanderplatz – where the districts of Berlin-Mitte and Kreuzberg come together – is an area that is undergoing a ‹critical reconstruction›, an expression used in urban planning to refer to the «mixed-use zoning of closed block developments». In reality, the area is more like an «un- or under-developed green and vacant space». Situated precisely in the dead center of the city, on what was formerly the militarized zone within the Berlin Wall, this area presents an unusual setting in which economic strategies of land divestiture and the politics of sociological urban development have played out in slow motion. In 2006, Matthias Einhoff, Philip Horst, Markus Lohmann, Harry Sachs and Daniel Seiple appropriated the land, and established the art collective, KUNSTrePUBLIK, to operate and maintain it as Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum.
Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum is an urban jungle surrounded by drab apartment and office buildings, demarcated by makeshift fences and overgrown with weeds, bushes and trees, and strewn with the remains of pre-WWII edifices. Except for a few recent construction sites not much of the Skulpturenpark terrain has changed in the last four years.”
Specific Detail Info 450 color photos and illustrations with some full page
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