This week is the 50th Anniversary of the Berlin Wall. Yesterday’s piece for the 2011 Project was about the Berlin Wall’s rise and fall and it’s representation on maps. I have always been fascinated with the Wall, and have decided the project needs a second Berlin Wall piece.
Unless you lived through it in Berlin, I think it’s really difficult to imagine what it would be like to have your city divided by a wall. Here is what you might do. Imagine your city like I have imagined San Francisco. Get a map and draw that inconvenient and random line splitting the city.