|Making Heimat. Germany, Arrival Country
March 4–September 10, 2017Conference: Living/Housing without registration: September 7, 9:30am–3:30pm
Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM)
Frankfurt am Main
The exhibition Making Heimat. Germany, Arrival Country, which DAM created and curated for the German Pavilion at the 15th International Venice Architecture Biennale, is presented on two floors at the DAM.
Arrival City Offenbach, the neighboring city of Frankfurt, is accorded great significance in the exhibition. 58% of its population have a migration background, and there are 156 nationalities living peacefully side by side.
Before many of the refugees in Germany can become regular immigrants, thousands of them live in emergency and communal accommodation. The structures for refugees that have been, or are still being realized, and which since March 2016 have been part of the online data base www.makingheimat.de, are given their own exhibition floor in DAM. Selected projects will be examined in detail there by means of discussions, reports, and photographs. The current refugee situation and the demands being made on arrival city districts have one thing in common: there is a housing crisis in Germany. Accommodation that everyone can afford has to be built. For this reason, likewise selected housing projects will also be showcased.
The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive supporting program.