Gölitzer Park might be described as Berlin’s anti-park. It’s also one of my favorite places in the city. From Turkish family picnics to impromptu rock bands, the park is true mix of Kruezberg locals and other visitors who find haven among the once abandoned Gölitzer Banhof (train station). With limited funds for civic space design, the community adopted a “work with what we’ve got” attitude — one that has also influenced the likes of my other favorite public space in Berlin, Tempelhof Park, which is on the site of what was once the world’s oldest operating commercial airport.
Audio Portraits is an experiment on CoLab Radio. Through periodically posting sounds, we are trying to understand what makes a sound interesting and how it contribute to a better understand of community and physical space.