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NEUES LICHT auf das Sperrgebiet

Exhibition July 10th, 2009 - August 30th, 2009

DAZ Scharoun Saal

OPENING 09.07.2009, 7 PM

Reiner Nagel, Senate Department for Urban Development
Angelika Honsbeek, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Berlin
Aart Oxenaar, Director Academie van Bouwkunst, Amsterdam 
Joyce van den Berg, curator, landscape architect, Amsterdam


NEUES LICHT AUF DAS SPERRGEBIET examines, where the former restricted area around West - Berlin exactly was, how it changed and how to deal with it in the future. With a total lenght of 155 kilometres and a width of 20 metres up to 2,5 kilometres the city of Berlin and the region Brandenburg own an unique landscape of enormous dimensions. But even nowadays – 20 years after the fall of the Berlin wall – it is still an unknown, inaccessible territory. Topographic material is either destroyed or not available in public archives. The DAZ presents a research - and design project by dutch landscape architect Joyce van den Berg. The exhibition shows inspiring proposals how to change the ‚trauma - landscape‘ into a recreation area – respecting and visualising the traces of history as well as making use and protecting the great potential of this landscape.


Accompanying program

NEUES LICHT 22.07.2009, 7 PM, DAZ_Taut Saal
Symposium about perspectives for the former restricted area


Joyce van den Berg, landscape architect, Van den Berg Landscape, Amsterdam
Michael Cramer, Member of the European Parlament for Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen, Initiator of "Berliner Mauerradweg", Berlin
Dr. Axel Klausmeier, Director of the Berlin Wall Foundation, Berlin
Rainer Klemke, Berlin Senate Chancellery - Cultural Affairs, Berlin
Henner Winkelmüller, architect, Mola Winkelmüller Architekten BDA, Berlin
Maria Ippolita Nicotera, landscape architect, studio eu, Berlin
Moderation : Dietmar Leyk, architect, lwa Leyk Wollenberg Architekten, Berlin


CYCLE TOURS in the former restricted area

Mauerstreifzüge 2009,  guided by Michael Cramer
11.07.2009, S - Bahnhof Lichterfelde Süd – Volkspark Potsdam
2 PM, Meeting point S - Bahnhof Lichterfelde Süd
25 km, ca. 4,0 hours

NEUES LICHT AUF DAS SPERRGEBIET, guided by Joyce van den Berg
29.08.2009, S - Bahnhof Hohen Neuendorf – S - Bahnhof Wilhelmsruh
2 PM, Meeting point S - Bahnhof Hohen Neuendorf
25 km, ca. 4,0 hours

Further information coming soon. Please register at mail@daz.de


NEUES LICHT AUF DAS SPERRGEBIET is a project by Van den Berg Landscape in collaboration with Nina Kopp. It is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Berlin. The exhibition is part of the theme year „20 Jahre Mauerfall“.

Photo (top): Nina Kopp / Illustrations (bottom): Joyce van den Berg