10,000 people from over 90 countries live in the square mile of Tenever in Bremen, Germany. The high-density urban development, designed in the 1960s, comprises numerous tower blocks, many of up to 21 floors. Over the following decades crime increased in the area and Tenever became stigmatised as a deprived territory. In order to counteract this, at the turn of the millennium structural changes were initiated which aimed to encourage social integration, and to modernise the estate without gentrification. Nowadays crime prevention methods such as CCTV and security services are used to increase residents’ feeling of security. Despite these measures a stigma is still attached to the postcode 28325.

This work was a part of the Conflict exhibition
at the Markuskirche in Hannover, Germany, May–June 2016