PARK PROJECT BERLIN

  1. After spending five months in Marseille, realizing there were very few public places to sit without purchasing food or a coffee, filmmaker Laura J. Lukitsch was amazed at the number of benches and amount of public seating in Berlin.

    This video profiles the benches of Annemirl Bauer Platz, a one block park near Ostkreuz train station. Shot on a Sunday morning in early November, after what appears to have been an active Saturday.

    Part of a larger profile piece about Annemirl Bauer Platz, video to come.

    PARK PROJECT BERLIN is a multimedia museum, inviting intercultural dialogue: through photographs, videos and conversations the Park Project Berlin explores the importance of public space and the role that parks play in our society.

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  2. As research for PARK PROJECT BERLIN I rode out to the southwest edge of Berlin to see if there really were peacocks on Peacock Island / Pfaueninsel.

    Yes, there were peacocks but also so much more. Wandering around the island there were flowers in bloom, a hidden fountain, and an aviary out of the 18th century. So many unexpected treasures.

    The 30 km bike ride was 15 km longer than expected, which meant arriving at 18h (6 pm). The last boat returns at 19h (7 pm) so that didn’t leave much time to explore. The island merits more time so another trip is in order.

    PARK PROJECT BERLIN is a multimedia museum, inviting intercultural dialogue: through photographs, videos and conversations the Park Project Berlin explores the importance of public space and the role that parks play in our society.

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  3. Filmmaker Laura J. Lukitsch took a bike ride out to Steine Ohne Grenzen, or Statues without Borders. It is a pathway on the outer limits of Berlin, at the border of Berlin and Brandenburg in Buch.

    These sculptures were created as part of ‘Steine Ohne Grenzen,’ an international sculpture symposium held in 2001 dedicated to peace and humanity and inspired by the work and life of Otto Freundlich, a German-Jewish painter and sculptor who conceived of the “Road of Sculptures, Paris-Moscow” as a way of unifying people.

    Learn more: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steine_ohne_Grenzen

    PARK PROJECT BERLIN is a multimedia museum, inviting intercultural dialogue: through photographs, videos and conversations the Park Project Berlin explores the importance of public space and the role that parks play in our society.

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  4. A beautiful autumn evening in Treptower Park provides a background for a story from Pascale Weber about his father who came to West Berlin during when the city was still divided. At that time, men living in West Berlin were exempt from compulsory military service.

    Part of the park conversation series, where we talk to various residents of Berlin about their history in Berlin and their vision for the future.

    PARK PROJECT BERLIN is a multimedia museum, inviting intercultural dialogue: through photographs, videos and conversations the Park Project Berlin explores the importance of public space and the role that parks play in our society.

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  5. There are so many types of parks in Berlin but many of them offer similar opportunities for relaxation. Even this little church park offers a basketball court, table tennis table and trampoline in addition to lots of places to sit.

    PARK PROJECT BERLIN is a multimedia museum, inviting intercultural dialogue: through photographs, videos and conversations the Park Project Berlin explores the importance of public space and the role that parks play in our society.

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PARK PROJECT BERLIN

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In summer of 2017 I started exploring the parks of Berlin with the idea of filming all the parks. That is until I realized there are over 2,500 parks in Berlin. Over the next year I plan to document as much of the variety of parks and public space in…


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In summer of 2017 I started exploring the parks of Berlin with the idea of filming all the parks. That is until I realized there are over 2,500 parks in Berlin. Over the next year I plan to document as much of the variety of parks and public space in Berlin as I can.

Public space is being both celebrated and reclaimed in cities like New York but also privatized in places like Marseille. Here, I hope to open a discussion of the role public space plays in society.

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