metroGap - Association for Urban Theory and Practice - was founded
in 1999 in Berlin. Members include graphic artists and fine artists, architects
and planners as well as social scientists and publishers. MetroGap is
a place for the production of texts, images, visualizations and temporary
In its by-laws metroGap explains its goal to be: "
promotion of a tolerant, intercultural and socially compatible community."
It sees its "central purpose in the promotion and networking of social
and cultural initiatives" in order to stimulate an interdisciplinary
discussion of and produce solutions for current socio-political issues.
The association considers itself to be a node within such networks.
metroGap endorses and supports the virtual reality
project Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall. For
metroGap it is particularly important to address issues of surveillance,
control and exclusion, in order to stimulate the social/political discussion
of current walls, borders and border control systems.
metroGap will support the project both as regards
content as well as with office space in metroGap.
T+T artist Teresa Reuter
is a co-founder of metroGap e.V. and was chair of the association until