Beach Dodgeball World Cup

Oststrand, East Side Gallery Berlin, 2003-2008

(with Max Schumacher)

In recent years, Berlin has seen a proliferation of street bars; both entrepreneurs and city politicians seem to have discovered that a riverbank waste land in the German capital often needs no more than a bar made of bamboo wood, a few deck chairs and several tons of sand to be transformed into a dynamic venue. For the Oststrand beach bar near the city’s East Side Gallery, raumtaktik and dramatic advisor/theatre director Max Schumacher decided to bring back the old primary school game of dodgeball by organizing a true “peoples’ game” – a dodgeball contest for all Berlin citizens. In the four years since its inception, the tournament has become a highly-anticipated urban event for which Oststrand is now well-known and well-loved.