Text is the mediator between built structure and personal well-being (according to Wittgenstein: ,,The borders of my language are the borders of my world.“) We display how language becomes a guideline for enacting with space, being the substructure to everyday life.
As our case study, we have used Alexanderplatz in Berlin. Alexanderplatz is Berlin‘s urban center. It is a major square with satellite squares around. It is the main transport hub and increasingly crime incubator. It has become contested space – nothing for the lonely.
Script: When we are lonely, we are lonely everywhere. Alexanderplatz is planned using a code, a lonely person hardly finds pleasures in. It‘s the masterplanned urban area, offering indoors for consumption and empty outdoors. The code represents us getting lost, finding only functions and formulas instead of feelings and spots of existence.