“Dear Mr. Governing Mayor …”
What ideas, visions and expectations do architects and stakeholders of the city have for Berlin?
As part of a global exhibition project, the DAZ, together with Storefront for Art and Architecture from New York, has invited 100 international architects and city stakeholders to formulate their ideas for a sustainable Berlin worth living in and to address them directly to the government.
What do your spatial and architectural ideas, visions and expectations for Berlin look like? What social and urban challenges could Berlin better meet through greater interaction between politics and design, and what political framework conditions are needed to achieve this? In view of the tense situation on the housing market, how should Berlin develop further and remain affordable? How can high expectations of the social and sustainable development of the city be fulfilled or what role do changing working environments play in this?
These letters with suggestions for a livable, sustainable Berlin were officially handed over to the Governing Mayor Michael Müller at the opening on November 15, 2019 at DAZ and discussed individual letter topics with Matthias Böttger, DAZ.
At the vernissage have spoken:
Susanne Wartzeck, President Bund Deutscher Architekten BDA
Jinny Khanduja, Deputy Director Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York
A discussion about “Land and Community” (in German) with architects and city stakeholders will take place on December 9, 2019 and a further discussion will take place on January 20, 2020, among others with Katrin Lompscher, Senator for Urban Development and Housing.
The letters will be on display until February 2, 2020 (Wed – Sun 3 – 8 pm).
Letters to the Mayor: Berlin is initiated by Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York and curated by the DAZ team.
Exhibition design: something fantastic.
The exhibition was supported by WBM Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Berlin-Mitte.
Esra Akcan, Aristide Antonas, Berk Asal, Yıldız Aslandoğan, Thomas Baecker, Matthias Ballestrem, Christophe Barlieb, Caro Baumann, Eike Becker, Uwe Becker, Verena von Beckerath, Sally Below, Helga Blocksdorf, Christine Bock, Friedrich von Borries, Chris Bosse, Malte von Braun, Benita Braun- Feldweg, Winfried Brenne, Jessica Bridger, Roger Bundschuh, Marius Busch, Nils Buschmann, Vanessa Miriam Carlow, Sam Carvalho, Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Jason Danziger, Christopher Dell, Dan Dorocic, Jan Edler, Tim Edler, Christine Edmaier, Franziska Eidner, Mascha Fehse, Kristin Feireiss, Lukas Feireiss, Jesko Fezer, Laura Fogarasi-Ludloff, Tom Friedrich, Jörg H. Gleiter, Bettina Götz, Nicholas Green, Heike Hanada, Saskia Hebert, Rainer Hehl, Mathias Heinz, Susanne Hofmann, Gerd Jäger, Helmut Jahn, Thomas Kaup, Theresa Keilhacker, Gabriele G. Kiefer, Erhard An-He Kinzelbach, Jan Kleihues, Julia Klink, Bettina Kraus, Thomas Kröger, Lars Krückeberg, Anupama Kundoo, Michael LaFond, Hilde Léon, Jens Ludloff, Michael Maginness, Ton Matton, Jeannette Merker, Tanaz Modabber, Stephen K. Molloy, Ingrid Moye, Ulrich Müller, Walter Nägeli, Anika Neubauer, Johannes Novy, Philipp Oswalt, Erica Overmeer, Klaus Overmeyer, Lukas Pappert, Markus Penell, Sofia Petersson, Joanne Pouzenc, Wolfram Putz, Alexander Rieck, Jacob van Rijs, Alexander Römer, Gunnar Rönsch, Eike Roswag-Klinge, Ines-Ulrike Rudolph, Ingrid Sabatier, Gudrun Sack, Johannes Schele, Gabi Schillig, Moritz Schloten, Julian Schubert, Elena Schütz, Joachim Schultz-Granberg, Stephan Schwarz, Alex Schweder, Max Schwitalla, Annelie Seemann, Rafi Segal, Johanna Sonnenburg, Maayan Strauss, Leonard Streich, Simon Takasaki, Tilmann Teske, Lisa Tiedje, Katrin Voermanek, Petra Vondenhof- Anderhalten, Martin Voss, Tobias Wallisser, Thomas Willemeit, Peter Wilson, Lena Wimmer, Imke Woelk, Lennart Wolff, Ana Zatezalo Schenk, Christoph Zeller
Where to find the DAZ: www.daz.de/en/how-to-get-there/Exhibition opening “Letters to the Mayor: Berlin” at DAZ – Governing Mayor Michael Müller and Matthias Böttger (DAZ)