Schanitown documents a pandemic revolution in Munich urbanism: architecture without architects.

Schanitown. Eine Momentaufnahme
By Alexander Fthenakis (ed.)
160 pages, paperpack
First edition (German)
ISBN: 978-3-982044-026
With an essay by Jonas König

In summer 2020, Munich was botanized with Schani-Gardens. During the pandemic, improvisation became a legitimate instrument and architecture without architects returned to the city. For 'Schanitown' architect Alexander Fthenakis roamed through the city and photographed the flying structures. He later classified a selection and described their typologies. City planner Jonas König (TU Berlin) contributed an essay about the phenomenon and its temporalities. He ventures from the Shah to the Schani and back, thereby contextualizing the local into the overarching.