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


If I assume that transit spaces in public sphere (all spaces of transfer, movement and changing) are always spaces with a purpose, rules, regulations and control (recognizable or unrecognizable one, even illegal), I attribute to my self the task to find places without a task, without a function.
I name them Places_Out_Of_Purpose.

These are abandoned places.
Places abandoned by their rulers, by their function.

Every place within the borders of a city is always under control. Even if this control is only the definition of its size by the size of the buildings around them.

Nevertheless, there are Places_Out_Of_Purpose in a city.

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