Garden Gossip


10 Jun — 31 Jul 21

Nordhaideplatz, Hasenbergl

Two middle-aged men sitting on a wooden bench together, photographed from behind. Trees can be seen in the foreground and background.

Garden Gossip, 2021 © Foto: zectorarchitects

Zectorarchitects office designs a wooden bench as a seat and sound installation. The bench invites the audience to deal with “distances” in language and in space.

Rattle and gossip, what is heard and said can lead to intolerance or tolerance, to misunderstandings or understanding, to distance or closeness.

Conversations on the bench overlap with the multilingual snippets of conversation, the sounds of nature and the city in the sound installation. They are intended to encourage reflection on diversity and prejudice, spatial exclusion and social openness.

The seating platform then moves to a Munich allotment garden and becomes a meeting place in the city’s green idyll.

A project by
zectorarchitects London / Munich – Norbert Kling and Carsten Jungfer (project coordination)

Sofia Dona (artistic advice)
Team of the joinery Junge Arbeit of the Diakonie Hasenbergl e.V. under the leadership of Roland Epe and Maximilian Doll
In cooperation with Dominik Rastorfer, Kleingartenverband Munich


Nordhaideplatz, Hasenbergl

Schleißheimer Str. 504
80933 Munich