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Benjamin Busch

http://www.berliner-zaun.de

Berlin, Germany
Benjamin Busch was internationally trained as an architect at the University of Kansas, Potsdam University of Applied Sciences and the University of Stuttgart. He has lived and worked in Berlin since 2011. As a graduate student at Weissensee School of Art, he is researching critical modes of architectural production within the field of spatial practice. Treating architecture as a symptom of abstract processes, his work investigates complex fields of relations within the built environment.

Berlin Fence Memorial


A New Vision for the Berlin Wall Memorial

Berlin Fence Memorial


A New Vision for the Berlin Wall Memorial
The Memorial recreates the latest border technology of the EU inside the former Berlin Wall.

The Berlin Wall of today is not made of concrete; it is made of steel and information. It can be found in the political agreements and economic alliances between states and industry. It can be found in infrastructure space, where embodiments of European power materialize the wall through their active enforcement of EU legislation. The Berlin Wall of yesteryear, an instrument of totalitarian power, has ironically become a symbol of freedom. What has been forgotten — or overlooked — is that the Berlin Wall was not destroyed: it was made obsolete.

The Berlin Fence Memorial recreates the latest established border security technology of the EU inside the former death strip at Bernauer Strasse in Berlin. As a platform for public lectures, discussions, concerts and exhibitions, the Memorial serves as a place of reflection, historical presentation, collective commemoration and individual mourning for those affected by contemporary border protection practices in Europe and around the world.


Berlin Fence Memorial Flyer, English/German (Page 1)

Berlin Fence Memorial Flyer, English/German (Page 2)

Berlin Fence Memorial Flyer, English/German (Flyer Photo 1)

Berlin Fence Memorial Flyer, English/German (Flyer Photo 2)

Berlin Fence Memorial Flyer, English/German (Installation View)

Berlin Fence Memorial


A New Vision for the Berlin Wall Memorial

Berlin Fence Memorial


A New Vision for the Berlin Wall Memorial
The Memorial recreates the latest border technology of the EU inside the former Berlin Wall.

The Berlin Wall of today is not made of concrete; it is made of steel and information. It can be found in the political agreements and economic alliances between states and industry. It can be found in infrastructure space, where embodiments of European power materialize the wall through their active enforcement of EU legislation. The Berlin Wall of yesteryear, an instrument of totalitarian power, has ironically become a symbol of freedom. What has been forgotten — or overlooked — is that the Berlin Wall was not destroyed: it was made obsolete.

The Berlin Fence Memorial recreates the latest established border security technology of the EU inside the former death strip at Bernauer Strasse in Berlin. As a platform for public lectures, discussions, concerts and exhibitions, the Memorial serves as a place of reflection, historical presentation, collective commemoration and individual mourning for those affected by contemporary border protection practices in Europe and around the world.


Berlin Fence Memorial Flyer, English/German (Page 1)

Berlin Fence Memorial Flyer, English/German (Page 2)

Berlin Fence Memorial Flyer, English/German (Flyer Photo 1)

Berlin Fence Memorial Flyer, English/German (Flyer Photo 2)

Berlin Fence Memorial Flyer, English/German (Installation View)


Idea by

Benjamin Busch
Berlin
Germany
Benjamin Busch was internationally trained as an architect at the University of Kansas, Potsdam University of Applied Sciences and the University of Stuttgart. He has lived and worked in Berlin since 2011. As a graduate student at Weissensee School of Art, he is researching critical modes of architectural production within the field of spatial practice. Treating architecture as a symptom of abstract processes, his work investigates complex fields of relations within the built environment.