Chapter 1 Blank nach Blankensee

1.1 Blank nach Blankensee

The move took place on March 23, 2013 from Berlin to Blankensee, to an empty, unfurnished 2-room flat with a kitchen and bathroom in the Platte (high-rise GDR-era housing) in the district of Blankensee. A flyers, in German and Polish, went out to local households asking for temporary contributions of everything from furniture to egg cups to a bed for my six-month residency.

1.2 Set tables

80 households in the village participated in collectively furnishing my temporary home. Some objects were offered by more than one party: I had a choice of 18 different egg cups and three coffee machines.