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KARL LINN'S CHILDHOOD 

GERMANY TO PALESTINE

Produced by Iris Arts 2004
Creative direction and editing  -Verona Fonte

Karl Linn, landscape architect, psychologist, and educator, spent the last forty-four years of his life, guiding the transformation of abandoned vacant lots and drab institutional settings into vibrant community spaces. In 1952 he began his lifework of shaping open urban spaces into community gardens to help build a healthy society. He was inspired by the fact that when people come together to build or transform the places they share, they also build community. He was motivated by his early childhood experiences as a German Jew who immigrated to Palestine as a young boy with his parents and found himself both disillusioned by his experience in Palestine and always yearning for to help create a health community. With this desire his lifework evolved.

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