Redesigning Wounded Landscapes

The IBA workshop in Lusatia

Internationale Bauausstellung (IBA) Fürst-Pückler-Land 2000–2010 (ed.)

17 x 24 cm
196 pages, num. ill.
ISBN 978-3-86859-142-2

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What potential for design can be found in damaged or even devastated landscapes? What do we understand by a workshop for new landscapes? Building exhibitions have enjoyed a 100-year tradition in Germany. But the first Internationale Bauausstellung (IBA) to redesign a post-mining landscape creatively was implemented in Lusatia—a region much impaired by man’s over-exploitation. What did the IBA give to Lusatia? What methods and processes may be applied in other regions beyond Lusatia? Ten authors explore these questions by highlighting the changes after ten years IBA in Lusatia. They look at the region from a wide range of perspectives: from inside and out, but also from the viewpoints of history, politics, culture, technology and art, and that of the people involved—local residents and planners.



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