The environments and circumstances that meet and interact in large cities are complex and diverse. The exhibition “Living the City” in the former Tempelhof Airport aims to make them tangible and accessible: Starting tomorrow (25.09.2020), 50 stories about and from urban spaces will be presented there for three months. For each exhibition, 70 participants from 20 European countries will playfully convey their very own view of the city on topics such as love, life, and travel. Among the participants are Tue Greenfort, whose installations revolve around the relationship between man, nature, and the environment; the Belgian firm Alive Architecture; and the Canadian Larissa Fassler, who works with urban geography. An expanding cityscape collage, which also demonstrates our active relationship to socio-economic and political activities in the city, will come to life in the former terminal. An accompanying program will also bring music, workshops, talks, and tours to the airport. Trend-setting souvenirs will be made in the Torhaus workshop, the TU Berlin lecture will focus on methods of sustainable urban design and after a performance by the inclusive DJ collective Supastar Soundsystem, you can even learn about freestyle rap. “Living the City” is like the city itself – different every day, and never boring. (Text: Hanna Komornitzyk / Credit: Airport 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 was created on behalf of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building, and Homeland Affairs as part of the National Urban Development Policy.
Tempelhof Airport, Platz der Luftbrücke 5, 12101 Berlin-Tempelhof; map
Tue 10–20h, Wed–Fri & Sat–Sun 12-20h, Thu 12–22h