GRAFT was established in 1998 in Los Angeles by Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz and Thomas Willemeit. Further offices followed in Berlin in 2001 and Beijing in 2004. Conceived as a studio for architecture, urban planning, design, music and the pursuit of happiness, GRAFT has been commissioned to design and manage a wide range of projects across multiple disciplines and in numerous locations since its establishment.
To publicly commemorate the patronage of donor couple Johanna and Eduard Arnhold and the civic engagement of the Jewish bourgeoisie in Berlin, the project of a new Johanna and Eduard Arnhold Platz in the center of Berlin, initiated by Peter von Becker, was presented for the first time on Thursday, June 17: with the first drafts and statements for an artistic-urbanistic design by GRAFT founding partner Lars Krückeberg and the artists* Tatjana Doll, Julian Rosefeldt, Karin Sander. Lars Krückeberg was 2018/2019 scholarship holder in the Villa Massimo in Rome, donated by the Arnhold couple to the German State, where he realized the project Relative Cosmos - Fragmented Oikos.
The development of a city is inextricably linked to mobility - the movement of people and goods. The combination of zero-emission, low-noise mobility with profound digitalization and AI will have an enormous impact on the development of cities and rural areas, while new mobility concepts are likely to change our understanding of municipal spaces and infrastructures. In an interview with expert Stefan Liske, GRAFT discusses the mobility of the future.