|IN LIEU OF
Competition entry for Werkbund Saxony, 2006. Large reproductions of the facades of GDR buildings that are threatened with demolition, disfigured, or already destroyed are affixed as painted façade-installations to shopping-mall buildings erected in the open countryside. As simulations, they are thus banished from their original locations to the countryside (the illustration is a play on the German expression "Einkaufen auf der grünen Wiese", shopping on the green meadow). Via this distorted homage, shortcomings in the handling of recent history and in the transition process to a new identity are made visible.