THE POLITICS OF PUBLIC SPACE
A virtual museum of Berlin’s parks and public spaces.
Berlin has over 2,500 parks.
From 1740 when royal hunting grounds were first opened to the public,
who had access to parks has been political. Parks emerged sometimes
by way of historical accident, sometimes through petitions and communal activism.
Park Project Berlin is a curated selection of video portraits (over 50)
of parks and the people of Berlin who use them,
showcasing the traces of history, beauty of nature, and
the relations Berliner’s have with their parks.
THREE WAYS TO SLOW DOWN AND EXPLORE
PARK PROJECT BERLIN looks at how people use parks practically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. As Berlin is changing, public spaces are places where people of diverse backgrounds can come together, provide spaces that mark history and offer refuge for people, animals and nature.