Salon Florian Göttke

Aug 9, 2011
Am Tierpark 125, 10319 Berlin, Germany

Salon Agenda:

This Salon was held in the Tierpark Friedrichsfelde. A group of 18 invited guests met at Alexanderplatz at 11.00h and were driven in a private shuttle bus to the Tierpark Friedrichsfelde, situated in the former eastern territory of Berlin.
The journey included passing significant landmarks including the former location of the Palast der Republik and the site where the proposed Berlin Stadtschloss is to be erected. As we arrived at the Tierpark, we passed several animal sculptures from various origins. The styles were diverse and the sculptures linked to various historical contexts, emphasising the eclectic nature of the zoo. We gathered at the four large lion sculptures that belonged to the former Kaiser Friedrich monument, previously located in the heart of Berlin. There, we collectively read the text from Florian Göttke’s newspaper publication and discussed the various lines of ideas outlined. The day concluded with a modest picnic in front of an ape enclosure, where relics of the former Berlin Stadtschloss have been incorporated in the apocalyptic design.

Attending Guests: Andreas Bunte, Antonia Hirsch, Jeremiah Day, Rebecca Sakoun, Mirya Gerardu, Hadley + Maxwell, Lynne Marsh, Achim Lengerer, Katja-Thekla Meyer, Lena Zise, Viktorija Siaulyte, Axel Wieder, Vladimir Mitrev, Martina Baleva, Fred Dewey, Bart de Kroon, Johanneke Verhage, Susanne Kriemann, Aleksander Komarov, Florian Göttke