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Temporary at the Tempelhofer Feld

The former Tempelhof airport is now a public park. It has many functions and is home to a refugee home center, a mini golf site, food trucks, bars and an open space for anyone willing to do a little sport.

We take a brief walk along the Tempohomes and see the temporary container homes, home to more than 1000 refugees. Everyone is waiting. Some are waiting on their paperwork and other refugees are waiting until the situation in their home countries gets better for them to return. Another problem is the lack of availability of apartments in Berlin.

Tempelhofer Feld is a temporary home and option.  It is luckily overlooking a big and wide open space but is still isolated. The metal fence looks intimidating and frightening but it is not meant to be seen like that, rather it is just another function. This function is not a solution, and my point is that we need to continue to find long term solutions and not be happy with a temporary one.

The Tempohomes are home of various people from different cultures and has become a temporary home.


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