Ursula Schulz-Dornburg: Huts, Temples, Castles - Photographies at AEDES Berlin 23.01.2023

In 1969, photographer Ursula Schulz-Dornburg went to Amsterdam to take pictures in Jongensland, an adventure ground on a post war wasteland, to document the freedom, creativity and independence of children and young people. These wonderful, inspiring images show how important physical space is to learn how to participate in a community and take responsability for one another through group dynamics and risks assessment.
Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, Jongensland , © Â© Ursula Schulz-Dornburg
Aedes shows for the first time these 80 photos, recently published in a book, by Mack Books, London. The exhibition opens up a more than ever relevant discussion about young people’s need for physical space and how children’s well-being is the ultimate indicator of an intact habitat and a functioning society. In addition an installation built by young people from recycled materials provides them with a hangout for the duration of the exhibition.

Exhibition: April 1st – May 17th 2023

Opening: Freitag, March 31st 2023, 6.30pm
Welcome: Hans-Jürgen Commerell Aedes, Berlin, Tom Wilkinson Architecture History Lecturer, University of London

Space: Aedes Architekturforum, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin

Opening hours: Di–Fr 11am – 6.30pm, So–Mo 1–5pm, Saturday, April 1st 2023, 1-5pm

Lab Talk at ANCB “Come Out and Play! Youth and Placemaking in Public Space”
Saturday, 1 April 2023, 3pm

Further Information: AEDES Berlin From IMH


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