4–27 July 2022
An interdisciplinary group of students from Pratt Institute New York envisions alternative futures for the decommissioned (airport) Flughafen Tegel. The studies focus on the main terminal building’s unique capacity to flexibly adapt to transitory uses, allowing it to serve acute needs through initiatives of social entrepreneurship and civic engagement.
Students of architecture, communications design, graphic design, interior design and historical preservation majors spend 4 weeks in Berlin for an inter-departmental summer program, Pratt Berlin, led by professors Gisela Baurmann and Jonas Coersmeier.
Partnering universities in Berlin are Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, Universität der Künste, Berlin and the ANCB Campus hosting the group
The Berlin Summer Program is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service with a grant in their Group Study Visit Program.
The 2011 installment of the program also developed after-use concepts for another iconic airport structure in Berlin – Tempelhof Airport.