Zu Flucht is an open-air exhibition that deals with issues of migration and exile. The exhibition is located in front of the ruins at the Anhalter Bahnhof in Berlin, and was built using containers used to accommodate refugees in the city. The exhibition was designed and built by architecture students at TU Berlin with the support of different actors and organisations. The exhibition is divided into two parts: Exil Damals (exile in the old days) and Exil Heute (exile today). Together with my colleagues at TU Berlin (Antonia Noll, Veronika Zaripova and Philipp Misselwitz), we have curated the Exile Heute part of the exhibition.
The Exil Heute part aimed to reveal the challenges and complexities of refugee accommodation in Berlin. Based on the findings of the research project “Architectures of Asylum” we used the container as a site of archeological excavation. There we traced the appropriation of the container, showing the tension between the notion of the “shelter” and the “dwelling” or “home”.
LocationAnhalter Bahnhof, Berlin
In Collaboration WithNatural Building Lab, Exil Stiftung, BIM, Sans Serif, and Morgen.Jetzt