The transit lounge is the archetypal transit space, the point where the hyper-global + hyper-local coincide; a location which blurs traditional conceptions of geo-political boundaries, creating pockets of international space within the borders of individual nation-states. An in-between space, it exists relative to a fixed departure and arrival point, not to the area that surrounds it.

The Transit Lounge is a series of overlapping residencies for Australian and German artists and architects in Berlin. It is also a blog where themes relating to the project will develop, collaborations will be initiated and sustained, and observations on the city collected. The Transit Lounge invites you to participate in these transnational conversations by commenting on the blog.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007


Place and Memory

Introduction: Miriam Mlecek(DE/AUS)

Speakers: Katie Hepworth (AUS), Detlef Junkers(DE), Kathrin Zöller(DE) and Thomas Brüggemann(DE)

Location: Deutsches Architektur Zentrum, Köpenicker Straße 48/49 Aufgang A, 10179 Berlin-Mitte

Time: 19H, 03.04.07

Challenging the accepted paradigm that defines transit places as non-places, Australian curator and architect Katie Hepworth will discuss nomadic trajectories and the temporary creation of place in marginal spaces, with Berlin-based Detlef Junkers and Kathrin Zöller from Junkers+Partner and artist Thomas Brüggemann. The conversation will focus on collective memory and the city, and the way in which associations are layered, imprinted and erased from its spaces.

(image from subtopia)

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