Wunschgarten: Wild Urban Offshoots
As cities creep further into wild landscapes, the wild moves into cities. Urban habitats are places where plants and animals take up residence alongside people. Too often though, space for nature is sealed off by concrete constructions, resulting in a marked divide between the space occupied by humans and the rest of the biotic community. The Wunschgarten is a celebration of the city’s wild features and creatures, and a vision of utopian measures that reach beyond existing mitigation schemes and municipal green-space planning.
As part of the Artists in Dialog series at the Art Laboratory Berlin we explored the immediate area around the project space (the Soldiner Kiez and nearby River Panke), investigated interactions between the local human population and urban flora and fauna. The exhibition space functioned as a laboratory for surveying, mapping, sketching, modeling and prototyping. On a tour and workshop, visitors could learn directly about the local wild urban conditions and share their own ideas for potential measures.
Art Laboratory Berlin