Launch of the Publication

25 Sep 2016

On Tempelhofer Feld

Benjamin Deboosere, Wouter De Raeve – Editors

Including interviews with: Markus Bader, Eric Corijn, Kenny Cupers, Lieven De Cauter, Roeland Dudal, Andrej Holm, Markus Miessen, Philipp Oswalt
 Spector Books

Tempelhofer Feld, the former inner-city airport of Berlin, has for several years been the stage for an ongoing contestation at all levels of society. The question of what to do with such an immense open space of four square kilometers in the middle of the city has unleashed an unprecedented chain of actions and reactions.
On Tempelhofer Feld does not formulate yet another alternative design for the field. Instead, it searches for a nuanced and multilayered interpretation by means of a photographic documentation of the site and conversations with academics and spatial professionals. By going through the field’s recent history, situating it in the context of Berlin’s turbulent past, laying out the socio-demographic situation of the surrounding neighborhoods, focusing on urban development, and discussing master plans that „weren’t meant to be,“ On Tempelhofer Feld reflects on the interaction between societal urgencies and spatial practice.

Join us
at Books People Places!

12:00 – 20:00 H
Kulmer Str. 20A, Berlin-Schöneberg

Two guest speakers
Film screening
Open BBQ: Bring your tasty food! Grill available
Free cake and coffee for the early birds

 The editors of On Tempelhofer Feld will be present the whole day for personal conversations.