FIRE: Safe and Sound  2017

Essay Booklet: 94 pages, 14 illustrations, 210x300 mm

Graphic design: Rachel Kinrot

Publishing House: ZK/U press, Berlin, Siemenstr. 27, 10551 Berlin ISBN 978-3-945659-07-6

Copies: 300
Editing: Alona Rodeh
Authors: Gilly Karjevsky, Thore Schröder, Kristen McCleary, Bruce Henslerand, Ulrike Meinhof. All rights reserved to the writers.
Copy editing English: Faith Ann Gibson, Translation English – German: Angela Selter


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FIRE: Safe & Sound, published by ZK/U Press, Berlin follows Rodeh's Safe and Sound Deluxe Edition, published in 2015 by the Green Box, Berlin. It was made possible with the support of ZK/U - Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, the initiators of the Artist Dis-Placement Residency at the fire brigade in the framework of the Artecitya project, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, the Berlin Fire Brigade and the Berlin Senat Department of Culture and Europe. 


The publication includes four new essays by professionals who tackle the subject of urban fire from different perspectives. They are Thöre Schröder, a journalist, Gilly Karjevsky, a curator working in the built environment, Kristen McCleary, a professor of history, and Bruce Hensler, a retired firefighter with 41 years of experience. An additional essay is Ulrike Meinhof’s “Setting Fire To Department Stores” (1969). The booklet’s epilog is a photo essay compiled from the archives of the Berlin Fire Brigade: documentations of self-caused accidents of Berlin fire engines.