An illustration series inspired by an article on life in the „Plattenbau“, the prefabricated, cubic concrete buildings iconic of former East Germany. With about two million apartments built between the 1960s and 1990, they shaped the architectural face oft he cities. In these new „traditionless“ quarters, the socialist state aimed to create a new form of living for ist workers. Initially, these neighborhoods were manifestations of a socialist utopia, with an intact social life and in high demand among the population. Over the years, however, their image deteriorated – especially after the reunification with Western Germany, where the concrete jungles were associated with social problems.