No situation can be viewed objectively as it is already ‘loaded’ or ‘skewed’ by what has been seen and done before

Arriving in Berlin, viewing the city through the lens of the infant Tafelhuis, we sought obvious relevance and found little. Across all emerging themes (urban agriculture/ housing/ public space/ waste management/ nature) it proved difficult for teams to transplant or adapt objects, systems or processes from one location to another as the context was different in every way. Conversely however, participants were better able to provide useful, objective input on the projects being developed by teams from other cities, as they were seeing them for the first time, sans lens.

[Lindsay Bush]