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Separation and healing

Unbuilding Walls

Vom Todesstreifen zum freien Raum / From Death Strip to Freespace

Ed. by Architekten, GRAFT / Birthler, Marianne


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    Publication Date:
    May 2018
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    • The publication for the German Pavilion at the 2018 Architecture Biennale in Venice
    • A chapter of German history and a worldwide socio-political development

    Aims and Scope

    In 2018, Germany will have been unified for 28 years, which is exactly as long as the inner German border existed (1961–1989). In the German Pavilion at the 2018 Architecture Biennale in Venice, GRAFT Architects Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz and Thomas Willemeit, together with German politician Marianne Birthler investigate the effects of the separation and the process of healing as dynamic, spatial phenomena.

    The accompanying publication focuses on outstanding urban design and architectural examples of the former inner German border that engage with the issues of separation and fusion. One focus is on the former Berlin Wall. Numerous essays by architects, urban designers, and political scientists examine the urban manifestations of this development, which can also be seen elsewhere.


    23.0 x 17.0 cm
    288 pages
    German, English
    Type of Publication:
    - architecture - ubanism - protectionism - division - walls - boundaries

    More ...

    GRAFT Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH, Berlin, Los Angeles, Beijing; Marianne Birthler, Federal official for Stasi Archives

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