the entrance area shows a big map of the city and some historical information
via a slide projection old images of the districts give an impression of the past
exhibition opening on the 11th of December
view through the wires on the pictures on the wall
view of a part of the exhibtion
view of a part of the exhibition
production process of the frames
bringing the plots of the „Urban Grain Plan“ of each district on the floor in the hallway
production process of the stools
bringing the pictures on the wall in the same structured pattern as in the frames

Dear MOCO LOCO – Team

We just finished the exhibition design for a photoexhibition in Bremen (Germany). The opening was the 11th of Dezember and its running till 1st of february in the SoAB Gallery in the center of Bremen. We thought you might be interested to publish it on your blog. Would be nice if you could take the time to have a look at it. For any more questions or material feel free to contact me.


„ICH LEBE HIER“ is a documentary photo exhibition of the School of Architecture in Bremen. 35 Students have taken the challenge to make a photografic documentation of ten new developement areas from the postwar period and their current inhabitants. The result is a subjective impression of urban districts which usually subject to negative stereotypes.

As a team of four (Ellen Grace Albers | Maximilian Löw | Lene Schwarz | Saskia Spieker) we tried to give this exhibition a dignified and accurate look. We used the space of the old post office in the center of Bremen which is attracitve in its clear expansive hallways.

As a creative starting point we consistently used the ästhetics of an historic „Urban Grain Plan“ of the 70‘s. So all forms and colors were matched and systematized with the nostalcic plan. In order to meet the given conditions, a principle had to be developed to distributed the around 600 pictures on the 50 meter long corridor. We decided to put facts and historical material in the foreground to give the possibility to dip in the subjective part after awakened interest. The steel wire which is clamped in the two square meter frame provides space for the pictures and procures transpareny at the same time. The plotted „Urban Grain Plan“ of each district serves a guidance system on the ground and is extended of the entire exhibition.

Best wishes from Bremen,

Ellen Grace Albers, Maximilian Löw, Lene Schwarz, Saskia Spieker