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Entrepreneurial heritage-making in post-Wall Berlin: The case of New Potsdamer Platz

Start: Feb 27, 2019 1:00:00 PM
End: Feb 27, 2019 2:30:00 PM

Skyscapers at Potsdamer Platz, Berlin at the end of the blue hour. Buildings and their architects from left to right: Atrium-Tower (Renzo Piano), Kollhoff-Tower (Hans Kollhoff), BahnTower (Helmut Jahn). Credit: Ansgar Koreng on Wikimedia Commons
New Potsdamer Platz has been the flagship urban development project of post-Wall Berlin. Throughout the 1990s, Potsdamer Platz evolved from an abandoned no-man’s-land, delineated by the Berlin Wall, into Europe’s largest construction site and, finally, into the much-vaunted new centre of the once and future capital of reunified Germany. While the piecewise sale of Potsdamer Platz to international enterprises such as DaimlerChrysler and the Sony Corporation provoked controversial discussions in the early 1990s, the fact that several monuments and other relics from the conflictual history of Potsdamer Platz were part of the sales has hardly caught attention. 

Future Cities: Architecture and the Imagination book launch

Start: Feb 28, 2019 6:00:00 PM
End: Feb 28, 2019 8:00:00 PM

Megalomania still
Join us for the launch of Future Cities: Architecture and the Imagination (Reaktion, 2019) by Paul Dobraszczyk.

Cities Imaginaries Lecture 2019: Sonjah Stanley Niaah

Start: May 16, 2019 6:30:00 PM
End: May 16, 2019 8:00:00 PM

Sonjah Stanley Niaah
UCL Urban Laboratory hosts the 2019 Cities Imaginaries lecture with Sonjah Stanley Niaah, head of the Institute of Caribbean Studies at the University of the West Indies, on the evolution of dancehall performance within and beyond Kingston, Jamaica.

We The Young Strong

Start: Oct 24, 2019 7:00:00 PM
End: Oct 24, 2019 9:30:00 PM

British Union of Fascists Women's Drum Corps (credit: University of Sheffield Library)
UCL Urban Laboratory and the Bloomsbury Theatre host a new drama by award-winning playwright Nicola Baldwin and director Cat Robey set in 1930’s East End London that considers the participation of women and young people in far-right politics.

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