Shrinking Cities - International research

KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
September 4 – November 7, 2004

Shrinking Cities is a research and exhibition project (2002-08) initiated by Berlin based architect Philipp Oswalt. Four cities have been chosen (besides Detroit, these are Liverpool, UK, Halle/Leipzig, Germany, and Iwanowo, Russia) to investigate the effects of negative growth on communities, ecosystems and city planning.

Adaptation Laboratory
Greenhouse operated on exhaust air built around an ailanthus seedling imported from Detroit.