Published by Distanz
Nowhere do the contrasts that are typical of Berlin clash more spectacularly than in the city's central Mitte district. And nowhere do its antagonistic energies give rise to more thrilling innovations. History is alive at the Tacheles on Oranienburger Straße, where local traditions merge with international influences. After Now surveys the area around the famous building. The time is right for a comprehensive documentary—construction on new buildings on the grounds is scheduled to begin soon. But this location book offers much more: it glows with the makers’ love for Berlin’s legendary heart. In addition to reviewing the history of the neighborhood, the book gives the word to the people who witnessed its metamorphosis and put their stamp on it, the architects, creative minds, restaurateurs, fashion designers, and athletes who made it what it is. “How long is now”—the question that has been emblazoned on the Tacheles’s wall since 2004 inspired the idea behind this book, which lets the reader experience the transformation of Berlin-Mitte—yesterday, today, and into the future.
With conversations between the curator Klaus Biesenbach and the gallery owner Judy Lybke, Boris Radczun of Grill Royal and the culinary entrepreneur Lukas Bossert, and the people behind the fashion label Kaviar Gauche and the flower shop Marsano.