production of desires


Kollektive Wunschproduktion und das Recht auf Stadt

„Eines Tages werden die Wünsche die Wohnung verlassen und auf die Strasse gehen“ – mit diesem Satz markierte Park Fiction 1996 die Wunschproduktion für den damals noch nicht existierenden Park am Pinnasberg. „Park Fiction hat das Ziel, eine für die Kunst wie für die Stadtplanung neue, intensive Form der Beteiligung in Gang zu bringen. Park […]

Taksim Pianist Davide Martello playsGezi Park Fiction

Park Fiction – Introduction in English

Welcome to the official site of Park Fiction: Since June 16, 2013, Park Fiction is Gezi Park Fiction St. Pauli. after the clearing of occupy gezi, the neighbours pictured below, renamed the park as a gesture of solidarity with the struggle in Istanbul & turkey. This text is a brief introduction to Park Fiction, it’s […]

Creative Time Summit 2013 Christoph Schaefer Park Fiction

The Creative Time Summit: Art, Place, and Dislocation in the 21st-Century City | NYC | October 25 & 26, 2013

Christoph Schäfer speaks about Gezi Park Fiction St. Pauli at this years’ Creative Time Summit: Art, Place, and Dislocation in the 21st-Century City October 25 & 26, 2013 — NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts „…there is a lot happening in the park, which is  called Gezi Park Fiction since June 16, and we […]


Willkommen bei Gezi Park Fiction

Dies ist die offizielle Seite von Park Fiction. Hier eine kurze Einführung: Park Fiction hat seit 1994 einen „Parallelen Planungsprozess“ in St. Pauli organisiert, und zwar für einen Park anstelle der dort vorgesehenen Bebauung des Elbhangs. Eingebettet in ein Nachbarschaftsnetzwerk (Hafenstrasse, St. Pauli Schule, Golden Pudel Klub, GWA St. Pauli), starteten die  Interventionistischen Anrainer*innen eine […]

Park Fiction presents: Unlikely Encounters in Urban Space

Park Fiction presents: Unlikely Encounters in Urban Space – full transcription of all talks at the groundbreaking conference

transcription/translation: Karen Michelsen-Castanon This is the complete transcription of the Park Fiction presents: Unlikely Encounters in Urban Space Conference. Contributions by Ala Plastica (La Plata), OUT – Office for Urban Transformation / Isola Art Center (Milano), Stephan Dillemuth (Munich), expertbase (B, HH, M), Galerie für Landschaftskunst (HH), Ligna (HH), Maclovio Rojas (Tijuana), Jelka Plate (B), […]

Park Fiction Umsonst und Draussen Mops

Production of Desires in the Urban Field – A Talk by Anne Querrien

Uncorrected, unedited manuscript of Anne Querrien’s talk on the Park Fiction presents: Umsonst & Draussen Symposium, on October 14, 2006 Audio: Production of Desires in the Urban Field My presentation comes from experiments made in France from the seventies until now in neighbourhoods under transformation1. The first desire is the desire to say no, the anti-desire […]


The City Is Unwritten | Urban experiences and thoughts seen through Park Fiction

But advisable it is, to confront the mythical powers with trickery and recklessness. Walter Benjamin Barricade Days 1987 – 1988 was a decisive year in this city, Hamburg, and in my life. Winter 87 has gone down into local history as the barricade days. They saw me as a person at the fringe, supporting (like […]


Park Fiction: Rebellion on level p

(This is the key official theoretical text by Park Fiction, from 1995) Park Fiction: Rebellion on level p Acting from a subordinate position, residents organised in the Hafenrandverein (Harbour Edge Association) prevented the development of the slope along the Elbe River in St. Pauli, which was to consume millions; they caused the local development plan […]