Fest der Demokratie - Raumstation
Fest der Demokratie - Raumstation © Raumstation
Micro-architecture and urban intervention on the Platz der Demokratie

Public spaces are the most important common goods a city has. They have always been closely tied to sharing and exchange as places for trade, political expression and social communication. Yet we move in these spaces with the casual ignorance of the familiar. The Fest der Demokratie (festival of democracy) aims to lift this veil of the everyday. The Platz der Demokratie is one of Weimar’s most central and representative squares but a public space that does not invite people to linger. Here, temporary micro-architecture is creating a place for gathering, for sharing and exchanging.