A virtual museum of parks and public spaces in Berlin and beyond.
Portraits of parks, the people who use them, the artifacts you find there, and the stories they tell.
Park Project Berlin is a place to get quiet, reflect and feel grounded. It is a series about finding the beauty in stillness and struggle. It is about listening. Listening to nature. Listening to traces of history. Listening to the trees. Listening to the self. And listening to our fellow humans, both dead and alive.
I invite you to slow down, listen to the parks and the people of Berlin and appreciate nature found here.
And if you are brave, find a moment to hug a tree.
Laura J. Lukitsch
Creator of Park Project Berlin,
In 2017 I was new to Berlin. I had been exploring Berlin by bicycle. My solo explorations were always accompanied by parks. As I rode past them, they gave different impressions, sharing different personalities. Some were wild, some were manicured, some had large playgrounds and others wide open spaces.
I was captivated by their variety but I was also thinking about the importance of public space, the impact of economic and political shifts which was privatizing parks in other countries, and the fragility of nature in a warming world.
This is a virtual archive of a year of filming the parks of Berlin, every week, from September 2017 – November 2018. It includes new works after 2018 as the project has expanded within Berlin and beyond.