Studio & Research

Erik van der Weijde

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Studio & Research I

SIEDLUNG

 

'I wish, that every German has his own home, and that in this home he feels like in a castle.' -Adolf Hitler

First page of a 1937 booklet called 'Heimat und Siedlung',

 

An aerial view on a newly built 'Siedlung' in Regensburg, Southern Germany. All houses in each settlement should be the same, so the people living there would feel one and united.

Planning the trip to Southern Germany to photograph the hundreds of houses, after months of research. View from my Rijksakademie studio in the autumn of 2007. I rented an old Volkswagen van to make the 14 day trip to Bavaria, Germany in early 2008.

First test printing for the book and exhibition in the 2008 autumn. The 1.80m bulletin board was especially made for this project.

©2014 Erik van der Weijde