Monday, 29 October 2007
Visit to Gropiusstadt, Berlin
Group visit to the flat at Gropiusstadt, Berlin where the Pilotprojekt is based to meet with Uwe Jonas who runs the project. The flat is on the 10th floor of a block designed in the shape of a horse-shoe. The design allows for a view of almost all of the other balconies in the block from any one. Gropiusstadt appears green, leafy and well maintained. Many of the residents have moved here from less desirable inner-city areas.
We visited some art galleries on our last day in Berlin with Ingo Gerken. Near Alexander Platz there is a small network of streets with thousands of independent galleries that are showing new work from established and emerging artists, artists from Berlin and around the world. There is so much art packed into a small place.