2014

Katharina Fitz
Urban Gardening Patchwork


On the decommissoned Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, small collectives are seeking alternatives for the globalised food industry. With their vegetable gardens, they reinforce the consciousness of the sources of food and strengthen social and cultural integration. Katharina Fitz recorded their garden plots through the four seasons. Each season produced hundreds of separate photos taken from three metres up, which were assembled into one image. In that way, Urban Gardening Patchwork visualises the power each individual has to break through established structures.

About the Artist
Katharina Fitz (b. 1985, Austria) studied Spanish and photography in Barcelona. Since 2008 she has lived in Berlin, where she works as a freelance photographer and journalist. Her photos chiefly investigate urban sociology and social questions in her immediate surroundings.