Do not go gentle into that good night
“I need say nothing, only exhibit.” -Walter Benjamin
Exploring the city of Berlin, Germany, three students (one of them being my freshman-year roommate, now housemate, Lina N.) set out to understand dead but living spaces, art, and the self. Living a life apart from that of their parents, they have come to call themselves the Third Culture Kids. This term explains “the consequences of growing up with an international mentality.” These students, having spent a large portion of their lives abroad in foreign countries, have come to embrace their “third-cultureness” and this Summer have set out on a project, documenting old, abandoned spaces and their graffiti and adding some of their own influence to the withdrawn walls, as well. Including history, art, social theory, adventure, and personal insight, this blog is an important addition to archives of antiquated architecture and street art in Berlin that would otherwise exist in silence and abandonment.
Check it out here: third3culture3kid3.wordpress.com.