Prison Island Moabit
Kurt Kurt, projets for public space, Berlin 2009
Territorial seclusion generates sociotopes with distinct rules, hierarchies and survival strategies. While Foucault saw prisons as heterotopias, "other spaces", inverting and contesting the existing order, the special case of the prison island exponentiates the situation. We transfer the narrative of the movie 'Escape from New York' (John Carpenter, 1981) to Berlin. In its city center, just a stone's throw away from the main station and the government district lies the prison Moabit. Despite the impoverishment of the borough it is rated as the next hot investment opportunity.