Walking Consequences of globalisation, urban growth and its resulting gentrification. Berlin 2018.
2018 Nov 16


Inspired by the works of Saskia Sassen and Byung-Chul Han, Powell and Hettenbach filmically interpreted the sometimes overlapping theories of the two authors: Sassen’s focus lies on the neoliberal market economy and social changes, while Byung-Chul Han deals with these topics in a more philosophical way. In his opinion, the perceived freedom we have from a globalised society is actually more an “exploitation of the self”. Everyday life in a city like Berlin has also altered in recent years thanks to the forces of globalisation and gentrification – Powell and Hettenbach’s film follows two kids who wander aimlessly around the capital, somehow connected to each other, the city and it’s architecture, but ultimately alone searching for their freedom.