Tempelhofer Feld 1-5
In what way can Tempelhofer Feld contribute to a more genuinely humanizing metropolis and what role can the spatial practice play? On Tempelhofer Feld is one half a photography project that mimics the same scale as it’s subject; the iconic former inner-city airport of Berlin.
With the second half of this publication comes interviews from eight progressive thinkers in the fields of architecture, urban planning, sociology, activism and philosophy – Markus Bader (Raumlabor), Lieven De Cauter, Eric Corijn, Kenny Cupers, Roeland Dudal (Architecture Workroom Brussels), Andrej Holm, Markus Miessen and Philipp Oswalt.
22 cm x 15 cm, ca. 1000p (Part I: pictures) & 250p (Part II: interviews) all in B&W and
Edited by Benjamin Deboosere & Wouter De Raeve
Photography by Benjamin Deboosere
Design by Tobias Wenig
Published by Spector Books, the publisher’s website: http://www.spectorbooks.com
The efficiency of urban social movements has reached its limit. A vacuum seems to emerge between the identification of a spatial urgency by civil initiatives and the translation thereof into action by the governing authorities.
The question arises as to the way in which the spatial practitioner positions himself regarding these social, cultural and political changes, and as a result, what methods he will develop that go beyond the existing, institutionalized planning strategies.
Deboosere and De Raeve examine what Tempelhof’s specific case — from the closure of Berlin’s inner-city airport in 2008, the civil actions in 2010, to the referendum in 2014 — can offer within this reflection. The massive volume of photographs depicts the ways in which Berliners are using this immense space, and captures this inherently fleeting moment in the life of a city.
In conversation with eight progressive thinkers in the fields of architecture, urban planning, sociology, activism and philosophy the various layers of Tempelhofer Feld are unraveled so as to ultimately give shape to the question: in what way can Tempelhofer Feld contribute to a genuinely humanizing metropolis and what role is there for the spatial practice?