..and whilst the lads are hopping around asia, me and Heidrun will have to attend an exhibition in NYC where PLATOON is being featured within an architectural context.

Berlin/New York Dialogues explores the radical transformations in these two vibrant cities and how urban development & regeneration is affected by social, political economical and cultural processes.

Chelsea and Mitte will be taken as a case example and their similarities be compared so to visualize the topic in context.

PLATOON will be presented under the section: community activism; other topics will be: culture as a catalyst, gentrification, alternative use of open space and legislative intervention.

for the grand opening at new york´s center for architecture we´ll be also pleased to enjoy 2raumwhonung performing in a live dj-act. which always reminds us to when they played on our old-PLATOON.area back in the days.

the exhibition, on view November 8, 2007, through January 26, 2008, is organized in collaboration with the German Center for Architecture (DAZ), and is presented in partnership with Carnegie Hall as part of the Berlin in Lights festival.

so, if you happen to be in the area....come and check it out!

Center for Architecture,
536 LaGuardia Place, West Village. New York