Using a structured conversation I interviewed two young women on the wasteland who grew up in the local area. We discuss the potential development of the site as being symbolic of wider changes in the city. Their view of the city's future is characterised by a concern with what seem like the inevitable increases in overall costs and population at the expense of Berlin's indigenous poor. Artists and their projects can indeed represent the kiss of death to local communities but handled responsibly they might also give voice to otherwise sidelined points of view.
Away from the mic one girl suggested planting trees on the land, if only for the dogs to amuse themselves. Following our conversation I brought back few new toys for the dogs from a trip to the forest in Grunewald.