Jimmie Durham, La natura in città. Un diario / Nature in the City. A Diary is the latest publication in the series Memorie Minima of the Benetton Foundation. The text, written in 2001 and republished now alongside an Italian translation by Sacha Piersanti, is a poetic reflection on Berlin’s urban nature, which — in another format – was the focus of the 2022 International Carlo Scarpa Prize for Gardens. The book is edited and introduced by Thilo Folkerts.
The area is not a park yet. It is in the throes of being developed into a hybrid public urban space. Westkreuz is a crazy, very hybrid, disorienting space. Infrastructural lines that cross and enhance geological givens. The area is characterized, informed and hindered by the constructions, sections and constructed disruptions that follow the logic and logistics of train and automotive structures. Can the valleys and ridges, the faces and ravines of these constructed landscapes become the hallmark of a new kind of urban nature? Can we assess the uniqueness of the site, with all its challenges and turn it into a unique new piece of urban space, optimistically building on the topographic strata of our recent pasts?
A piece of land, centrally located between Kreuzberg and Mitte, formerly part of the wall-zone. Some 3000 square meters on the back-side of a school, concurrently fronting the public streetscape. At first glance a nondescript site, it bears the potentials of recent historic traces, a vibrant ruderal vegetation and centrality in a supremely hybrid urban situation.
Betreuung Landschaftsarchitektur Wintersemester 2018/2019(Rethinking Communal Living. Gemeinschaftliches Wohnen | Erfurt-Nord) */** Sommersemester 2019(Szenarien für das Areal am Milchhof. Arnstadt) * Wintersemester 2019/20(Rethinking Sustainable Urbanism, Städtebaulicher Entwurf Alter Thüringer Bahnhof. Halle (Saale) */**…