in collaboration with un.thai.tled collective
In Wilmersdorf's Preußenpark, people from Asian communities meet a local and tourist audience on summer weekends. Many of the women involved came to Berlin from Thailand. They trade in street food and share their experiences of life in the diaspora. This informal open space is a place of encounter and discussion: Thai Park is in conflict with the park regulations, yet it has developed into an internationally popular, intercultural meeting place.
For the exhibition, young artists from the un.thai.tled collective have come together. Sharing a common language with the women they follow their own biographical approach behind the makeshift kitchens to form a community of memory. They approach this place from the perspectives of architecture, photography, performance, visual anthropology and media design in an artistic and research based way. In their artistic works they create images for shared experiences and the unifying aspects of eating together, follow historical connections and speculate about the social possibilities of this special place.
Current plans for the redesign of the Preußenpark raise the question of the extent to which the social place created here is compatible with the district’s reality.