Place and Culture
Philip Reitsperger

Place and Culture is a collection of photo reportages combined with filed recordings about place and placemaking in various cultural backgrounds.

The reportages are collected by Philip Reitsperger, an Austrian designer. If you are interested in working with Philip or publishing part of his work please contact him here.

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The Alleys of Mahane Yehuda Market, Jerusalem, Israel

The following photo reportage was shot on Machane Yehudah Market on a Friday around noon. It shows an eclectic collection of people as well as practices that make the materials of this old Jerusalem market. The market of Machane Yehudah is located in the western part Jerusalem. It is an area of

The Sounds and Smells of Printing, Wolnzach, Germany

German printer and media group Kastner AG has been a family business since the late 19th century. Ever since then the company has offered a full-service approach to delivering communication throughout a variety of analogue, and of course, digital channels.

The Materials of a 70ties Bedroom, Wolnzach, Germany

The cool, eloquent silence of a cathedral. The toneless noise of a room filled with frozen time. This is a place full of all the possible secrets that German culture hid behind built-in wardrobes. It is in mint condition. Everything fits. Everything works.

Just Wind, Dust, and a Pitch, Anti-Atlas, Morocco

The Anti-Atlas (Arabic: الأطلس الصغير‎) is a mountainous area in the South of Marocco and the last resort on the outskirts of the Sahara. Far less in altitude than its bigger brother, The Atlas, the area is a relatively untouristic and unexplored environment that is populated by small villages

An Early Visit to Thonburi Market, Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand – smiling people, Buddhism, and fabulous cuisine. Fresh ingredients, healthy greens, and delicious flavours. This makes Thai food a cultural export product that is consumed all over the world. This photo reportage shows the local market of Thonburi around 5 am in the morning on a

Princelet Street, London, United Kingdom

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The Nights of Jerusalem during Shabbat, Israel

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The format »Gestaltungsräume« is a cooperation project between Design Austria and Philip Reitsperger. The format shows photo reportages in print (DA Mitteilungen) and online ( combining sound and photos about Austrian designers and their work environments.

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Spaces and Structures

Cultural Practices

Districts and Areas

Consumption and Materials

Music and Performance

Points of Interest

Thoughts and Writings


This website is owned and managed by Mag. Philip Reitsperger, MA. All content including pictures, sounds, and texts are protected by copyright. All rights reserved. Please contact Philip Reitsperger for permission to copy, distribute or reprint.