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Reform and new beginnings, renovation backlog and preservation, personal initiative and opposition - the old towns of the GDR were the scene of powerlessness and decay, but also dynamic places of social activation. The »City Turn« exhibition sheds light on the struggles and defeats surrounding the historic areas of the city, classifies them and shows different historical perspectives on the always topical question »How do we want to live?«

Vernissage on July 20th, 2023, 7 p.m

  • Greeting Dr Cordelia Koch, district mayor of Berlin-Pankow
  • Greetings from Prof. Petra Kahlfeldt, Berlin Senate Building Director
  • Introduction to the topic of the exhibition Prof. Dr. Holger Schmidt, RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau
Stadtwende in urban renewal policy using the example of Berlin, Jana Bressler, RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau

Dialogue with eyewitnesses to the transition to the city of Berlin

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Detlef Kurth / Jana Bressler, RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau

With: Matthias Klipp, freelance urban development expert, Ulf Heitmann, housing cooperative Bremer Höhe eG, Dorothee Dubrau, former city councilor for Berlin-Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg

Curator tours: Prof. Dr. Holger Schmidt / Jana Bressler / Dr. Thomas Fischer / Prof. Dr. Detlef Kurth (RPTU)
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