We came into conversation with Dr. Axel Lapp through a recommendation from Karen Watson & Jon Wakeman of ESA, Leeds. As a curator, publisher, art critic, editor and writer who happened to have lived in both Leeds and Berlin we thought, “Wooaaaa Axel - let’s have a chat.”
The www.DoGoSee.com Project started in Berlin. Neither of us had ever been there, the Berlin Biennale was on, the curators looked exciting, the idea of a show with no fixed abode was fabulous, and we just wanted to go to this incredible city and soak it up. But we had no idea where to start, and that is how this site came to be, through people contributing to the blog; telling us what to Do, Go, and See.
Since our insight into Berlin, the project has evolved to document our journey, our networks, and it chronicles our steps to integrate into a city.
Speaking with Axel allowed us to step into the past and re-live, re-question our journey in Berlin, and our status in Leeds. Having lived in both cities, and by maintaining contact with friends in Leeds and Manchester, Axel explained his ties or affections with Leeds and Berlin while discussing the change that two very different cities have undergone in his time.
Axel Lapp on Berlin Biennale 2006
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