Re-Imagining Berlin From LA?

March 19, 2010 at TU Berlin - A Transatlantic Conversation about Sustainable Urban Design, Culture-Led Urban Revitalization & Transit-Oriented Development

Twenty years ago, Berlin re-emerged as the reunified capital of Germany.
Many commemorative events have already contemplated the city’s largescale transformations since then and speculated about Berlin’s urban future in the decades to come. Yet many of these debates remain Berlin-centric and draw little inspiration from people and places from outside the German capital.
“Reimagining Berlin from LA” relocates the starting point of the conversation twenty travel-hours west to Berlin’s American Sister City Los Angeles. It presents initial results from an international exchange initiative bringing together students from Berlin and Los Angeles to think creatively about the ongoing redevelopment of Berlin’s reunified city center, focusing on the areas around the new Central Station. The event also presents an Urban Planning Art Installation featuring Berlin & LA, and it invites practitioners, artists, academics and the general public to join in a trans-disciplinary conversation on urban space(s).

KUNSTrePUBLIK (Philip Horst) partcipates at the Panel for the artists perspective on redevelopment and site specific artistic interventions.

more info (flyer pdf)