Following the Berlin Wall

"Following the Berlin Wall" is an essay in the volume Terrain Vague: Interstices at the Edge of the Pale, edited by Patrick Barron and Manuela Mariani. The piece documents how the identity of the void left by the Berlin Wall has been redefined in diverse ways. After the Berlin Wall’s removal in 1989, the controlled environment of the no man’s land was literally and figuratively unbound. The resulting terrain vague, both in the mind and on the ground, is a space offering openness, potential, and growth.