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.
With the support of GRAFT Travel Grant, Katherine Ball travelled to Berlin this summer to perform public research in a polluted rainwater basin receiving the runoff from the former Tempelhof airport. This basin is the location of Floating University Berlin, an educational experiment that brings together neighborhood residents (including the local mosque, refugee camp, garden colony, and police station) with students and professors from universities across Europe. In this essay, Katherine Ball gives us insights to her concluded research.
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.