PARK PROJECT BERLIN
A Virtual Museum of Berlin’s Parks and Public Spaces
and invitation to slow down and explore.
BEHIND THE PROJECT, when I visit the parks, I have to become quiet.
“My initial goal was to film all the parks of Berlin. That is, until I found out there are over 2,500 parks.
I was left with the question, what now? My decision – experience and film at least one park every week for a year. I began in November 2017.
Early on I found that it is impossible to document a park; so I collect moments. I do this by filming, recording conversations, and taking images. The resulting works are collages of moments, in the form of films, sound installations, video installations and text.
While there is a move towards exploring and bringing data to life, and for creating virtual worlds, in Park Project Berlin I am interested in our everyday life. I explore what is present in public spaces and how nature exists in Berlin today. Conversations focus on what others experience, see, wish for, dream of, and reflect on about their own personal histories. And I edit to slow down and give time back to you, the viewer, and to nature.
My hope is that the more I can get quiet and capture moments, the more you as a viewer will have access to your own quiet spaces, your own breath, and your own moments of reflection.”
CREATOR & FILMMAKER, Laura J. Lukitsch
Park Project Berlin: November 2017 – October 2018
As Berlin is changing, public spaces are a places
where people of diverse backgrounds can come together.
They are places that mark history, and places that
offer refuge for people, animals and nature.
Park Project Berlin looks at how people use parks practically,
socially, emotionally and spiritually.
Pull up a bench and follow the journey.
Learn of upcoming screenings and events.