Publication in collaboration with Information Designer Gerlinde Schuller, The World as Flatland, Amsterdam
The book documents a unique accumulation of superlatives by sheding light on two business strategies – CargoLifter and Tropical Islands – who attempt to realise mankind’s primordial dreams, the dream of flying and the dream of paradise. The scene is the world’s largest self-supporting hall in a small town close to Berlin. The authors Gerlinde Schuller and Claudia Weber compare these two visions on their paths to implementation, while simultaneously putting them in the context of current international events.
The documentation is supplemented with text contributions by Sam Jacob (FAT Ltd., London), Dingeman Kuilman (Premsela Design Foundation, Amsterdam), Jochen Becker (critic and curator, Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Bernd Kriegesmann (Institute for Applied Innovation Research, Bochum). Gerlinde Schuller is the Principal of The World as Flatland, Amsterdam.
Excerpt from a review in The Art Book Journal, UK, November 2006, Volume 15, Issue 4:
"Using a non-traditional structure and relying on their visual arts and design backgrounds, the authors are able to present a fully realised portrait of this unique hall, the two functions it has served and the impact its presence has had on the local and national psyche in a way that is both informative and critical."
Idea Books, 2006
Full color, 16.5 x 23 cm, 136 pages, English
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