LiD Architecure present;
ADAPTIVE URBANISM BERLIN 1994-2019
Berlin’s extraordinary history has resulted in unique spatial, financial, and social circumstances conducive to the appropriation and adaption of the urban landscape, spanning from the 1970s to the contemporary self-initiated housing phenomena and public space innovations. This talk presents examples of this urban appropriation in the financial and power vacuum of post-wall East Berlin and traces this through to the eventual recognition and facilitation by the city authorities of this informal urbanism as a legitimate form of re-appropriation of the city. The processes and properties at play in these spaces are considered and the potential of this performative “as found” approach to the city is explored.
LiD Architecture is an Award-winning practice, established in 2003 by Dougal Sheridan and Deirdre McMenamin.