Public Space: Fights and Fictions

ABSTRACT

Peter Cachola Schmal: Arrival Cities as a Bazaar

In 2015, more than one million refugees came to Germany, fleeing war and hardship in their old home countries. They have fled because they hope to find a better future, a new ‘heimat’. Through Making Heimat. Germany, Arrival Country, the contribution of the German Pavilion for the Biennale di Architettura in Venice, Peter Cachola Schmal and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum team seek to address the core question: What conditions are needed in Arrival Cities, from an urban planning and architectural perspective, for immigrants to integrate successfully in Germany? How is Germany meeting the need to house hundreds of thousands of refugees? And how is this concept being presented inside the pavilion on the Giardini hill from the following week on?