Usually we take it for granted that our urban surroundings are shaped by investors, politicians, and city planners. In contrast to the abstract space of the experts, the space of the inhabitants is specific and subjective, a lived space of everyday activities.
The vocational school for which the 5-channel video installation which gives the book its title was conceived, teaches a whole range of branches of the building industry. About 3500 students are currently doing an apprenticeship. Each of them deals with built environment. What do they think about this reality? What would a city look like if they could design it?
Dellbrügge & de Moll
Wer einen Stuhl bauen kann, kann auch eine Stadt bauen.
(Whoever can build a chair, can build a city just as well.)
96 pages, 48 illustrations, german, Berlin 2008