Bäume gibts da noch nicht

but there are no trees, yet

The Lower-Rhine region in Germany’s west looks like a moonscape from above. Huge opencast mines have characterized the region for ages. Europe’s largest brown coal deposits are located there. The opencast mine “Garzweiler” is constantly growing and relocation of people and their homes became an everyday experience. Villages are wiped off the map. But a few kilometers away, artificial new settlements arise, planned on the drawing board.

People’s homeland is lost forever. But after a while, new social structures start growing. The new villages become more natural. But trees? – There are no trees, yet

2012 – 2016