Posts Tagged ‘ Berlinale ’

Reunified Culture

December 14, 2009

Confrontation, discussion, friction.  After the fall of the wall, Germany’s oldest and most prestigious cultural institution, the “Akademie der Künste”, was in search for a new identity. A reflection of a process of reunification which took place in every field of German society.  Two academies existed: an Eastern socialistic and a Western independent version...
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It’s All About the Looks

December 8, 2009

Besides a huge commercial center, Potsdamer Platz has by 2009 also become Berlin’s center of moving images – and an icon of the versatile image of Berlin. A symbol of the rise of Berlin around 1900, the square had completely lost its significance during the Cold War – there was literally nothing there. Ever...
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