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Dr. Thomas Flierl in conversation with Edouard Compere, curator of the exhibition “Leipziger Straße Housing Complex”

Leipziger Straße, part of the “East City Center”, is a testament to the ideas of modern urban development at the time. Based on this example, the conversation will present the city planning of the GDR in an international context and draw a link to how we deal with this architectural heritage today.

While building ensembles such as Karl-Marx-Allee or individual buildings on Alexanderplatz have already been placed under monument protection, large parts of the GDR's urban planning are still met with a lack of understanding today.

The questions of housing, transport and what makes a city “urban” are just as relevant today as they were back then and will also be discussed.

Dr. Thomas Flierl works as a building historian and journalist in Berlin. From 2007 to 2022 he was chairman of the Hermann Henselmann Foundation, from 2002 to 2006 senator for science, research and culture, and since 2021 he has been a member of the Academy of Arts.

(Program in German)
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