Back in September 2020 we were excited to share with you the opening of Living the City, an exhibition which showcases stories about what it means to live, work and love in cities of different sizes. After a Corona-induced break, the exhibition in the halls of former Tempelhof Airport is back (21.05–20.06.2021), giving you another chance to experience 50 tales of living in urban spaces. The show sees 70 participants from 20 European countries playfully convey their very own view of the city on topics such as life, love and travel. The contributions include Tue Greenfort’s photos of urban foxes, works exploring city geography by Canadian artist Larissa Fassler and a film installation by the Fair Building project, which looks at working conditions in the construction industry. In addition, an accompanying digital program will offer online talks and tours for deeper dives into the different projects. Tonight (03.06.2021) you can join S27 culture center director Barbara Meyer in conversation with Berlin artist Mischa Leinkauf, who explores the barriers and borders often found in cities. Living the City is like a city itself – different every day, and never boring.
Text: Hanna Komornitzyk / Photos: Flughafen Berlin-Tempelhof © Membeth; Zones Urbaines Sensibles, Luchtsingel, Rotterdam, 2014 © Ossip van Duivenbode; S AM Swiss Architecture Museum, Swim-City © Lucia de Mosteyrin
Living the City (21.05–20.06.2021) was commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Homeland Affairs as part of the National Urban Development Policy. The curators were Lukas Feireiss, Tatjana Schneider and Frédéric Eyl and Willy Sengewald at The Green Eyl
Tempelhof Airport, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12101 Berlin–Tempelhof; map
Tue 10–20h, Wed–Sun 12–20h
For tickets and information on Covid-19 visit the website.