Cities are full of stories—simultaneous, contradictory, overlapping, and inextricably connected. Living the City tells over fifty stories from architecture, art, and city planning projects in the main hall of the former Berlin-Tempelhof Airport. The National Urban Development Policy exhibition shows processes and opportunities for action in cities across Europe. For three months, the former airport will be transformed into a venue for city life. In a walk-through urban collage, visitors will encounter a range of stories from people and projects that are actively involved in the city and civic society. These stories ask questions concerning fundamental activities like loving, living, making, participating, learning, playing, moving, and dreaming in the city. These are stories that shape and transform, that make you feel and think. Furthermore, a wide-ranging event and education program invites everyone to actively participate and contribute.
The exhibition Living the City can not only be experienced live on site. On the one hand, the continuously growing website offers a virtual view of the projects. On the other hand, live streams, curated online and live tours as well as interviews provide access to content and events.
On the occasion of the exhibition, the catalog Living the City. Of Cities, People and Stories has been published by Spector Books.