Cities are full of stories—running in parallel, contradictory, overlapping and inseparably linked. Such stories are told in Living the City by referencing various projects from architecture, art, and urban planning. The book aims to show processes and possibilities for action in cities based on more than fifty projects from all over Europe. The publication first looks at urbanites before expanding into emotionally and poetically charged stories that consider very basic activities such as loving, living, moving, working, learning, playing, dreaming, and participating in the city. The book is being published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at the former airport in Tempelhof, Berlin, which runs from September to November 2020.
With works by Assemble, ateliermob, Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine, Civic Architects, Crimson Historians and Urbanists, Eutropian, Larissa Fassler, Jeppe Hein, Thomas Hirschhorn,Lacaton & Vassal, No Shade, Olalekan Jeyifous, Ahmet Öğüt, Planbude, raumlaborberlin, Rotor DC, The Black Archives, White Arkitekter, Zones Urbaines Sensibles, and many more.
Lukas Feireiss works as a curator, writer, and art director in the international mediation of contemporary cultural reflexivity beyond disciplinary boundaries.
Tatjana Schneider is professor for history and theory of architecture and the city at the Department of Architecture, Technische Universität Braunschweig.
Studio TheGreenEyl is a design and research practice based in Berlin and New York. They create exhibitions, installations, objects, images, interactions, and algorithms.