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A book of research about the walls of Berlin and their architectural traces. Published by Archive Books, 2014.

Walls

Walls

Walls

Walls

 

I think of my recent work as investigations into the forces that form cities. If Manhattan has the grid as its matrix, then Berlin has its walls. These structures (the medieval wall, the fortification, the tax wall, the revolutionary and military walls, the S-bahn ring as a wall, and the Berlin wall) acted as events on the city, but with lasting effects on architecture and urbanism.

This research has yielded a publication of around 70 drawings with texts in English and German. Copies can be bought from the publisher, Archive Books, here. The publication has introductions by Diane Lewis and Olaf Briese and was made possible by a Kickstarter campaign.

This research and work has been done in parallel with collaborative projects. An analysis of the revolutionary barricades speaks to themes of making visible and the precariat as part of Case 4 of The Anxious Prop. A map of daily routes along the fortification, celebrating everyday practices and seeking the common, was made during the rePLACE BERLIN workshop. A drawing installation of the tax wall was done for the "Bauen, Denken, Wohnen" group exhibition at smartloft apartments&art, a hotel designed to frame specific views in the rooms. The project has been featured on Ignite Berlin, Pecha Kucha, Hertie School of Governance's Magazine Schlossplatz3, and Deutsche Welle. I've given lectures on the book to the public at Berlin UnLimited Festival as well as to architecture students from the UDK (Berlin), the TU (Berlin), and AHO (Oslo).



 
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