Future City - Weitsicht / Far-sighted

In this project I aimed to investigate the ecological potential of my hometown Rostock in Northern Germany, where I examined and photographed green areas and open spaces. My idea was to visualize how valuable empty spaces and untouched green areas are for a city and its inhabitants. Nature offers a city's residents a space for recreation and relaxation, whereas I feel cities today increasingly are constricting residents.

In the project, I document what must not be lost in the city of the future. Using every free space for construction may create living space but considerably narrows in a different way, namely in terms of life quality. How livable is a city in which the view from one own's window ends on the facade just over the street? Empty areas are often seen as unused spaces, but they already serve a purpose. They are areas that offer a way to paus, rest, relax and switch off in today's stressful time.
Green retreats that offer relaxation to the senses and a break from busy everyday life.

With this series I want to show the importance of a harmony, a balance between building - be it for living space or industry - and natural space. This in order to keep a city livable and one that offers people the necessary freedom that is becoming increasingly scarce in our cities.

Photographed in 2017, curated by The PhotoBookMuseum and exhibited during International Hanseatic Days in Rostock in 21 – 24 June 2018.