Architecture Exhibitions International

Deutsches Architektur Zentrum DAZ Berlin

Letters to the Mayor: Berlin

Nov 16, 2019–Feb 2, 2020
Opening: Nov 15, 7:00 pm
© DAZ

“Dear Mr. Regierender Bürgermeister …”

What ideas, visions and expectations do architects and stakeholders of the city have for Berlin?

As part of a global exhibition project, the DAZ, together with Storefront for Art and Architecture from New York, has invited 100 international architects and city stakeholders to formulate their ideas for a sustainable Berlin worth living in and to address them directly to the government.

What do your spatial and architectural ideas, visions and expectations for Berlin look like? What social and urban challenges could Berlin better meet through greater interaction between politics and design, and what political framework conditions are needed to achieve this? In view of the tense situation on the housing market, how should Berlin develop further and remain affordable? How can high expectations of the social and sustainable development of the city be fulfilled or what role do changing working environments play in this?

These letters with suggestions for a livable, sustainable Berlin will be officially handed over to the Governing Mayor Michael Müller at the opening on November 15, 2019 at DAZ.

At the vernissage will speak:
Michael Müller, Governing Mayor of Berlin
Susanne Wartzeck, President Bund Deutscher Architekten BDA
Jinny Khanduja, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York
Matthias Böttger, DAZ

Side events:
On December 9, 2019 and January 23, 2020 there will be Y-Table talks with architects and city stakeholders.

The letters will be on display until February 2, 2020.

Letters to the Mayor: Berlin is initiated by Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York and curated by the DAZ team

Exhibition design: something fantastic

The exhibition was supported by WBM Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Berlin-Mitte.