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THE CULT OF THE LIDO

“The space around the pool in the lido resembled beach space in its promiscuous democracy of age, class, bodily shape and temperament” [1]

After their invention in the 1920s, Lidos became an important third place to meet and relax at. Most of the open-air swimming pools were build in cities-  sometimes beeing placed between traffic noises and skyscrapers- where people could enjoy the imitate holiday atmosphere after a long day of work. The increasing popularity of open-air swimming pools in the city center proofs the human’s unique connection to water, especially the sea, and the feelings of freedom and joy, privileged people associate with the element.

[1] Ken Worpole in “here comes the sun. architecture and public space in twentieth century european culture.” (p.115)

Bathers by the diving board at the Serpentine Lido in Hyde Park, London ( Image: Getty Images)











CURATOR
Valeria Schulte-Fischedick
ASSISTANCE
Gustav Elgin / Carola Uehlken
OPENING HOURS
6th of August – 15th of September
Tue—Sunday 
2—7 pm
Kottbusser Str. 10, 10999 Berlin

OPENING HOURS
Tue—Sunday
2—7 pm
Kottbusser Str. 10,  10999 Berlin

CURATOR
Valeria Schulte-Fischedick

ASSISTANCE
Gustav Elgin / Carola Uehlken

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