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