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: 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 Berlin Fire Brigade archives: documentations of Berlin fire engines’ self-caused accidents.
ZK/U - Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, the Artist Dis-Placement Residency initiators, supported the project as a whole. The Berlin Senate Department of Culture and Europe support the publication directly.