GDR architecture – dispose or keep?

The architectural left-overs of the GDR became a matter of dispute right after the wall was torn down – both, in public sphere and academic research. There couldn’t be any more diverse outcomes of the discussions about this “inconvenient heritage”:  While the Palace of the Republic in Berlin was knocked down after long-lasting discussions the neighbouring and not less political former state council building has been protected as a monument and was renovated. Monika Motylińska, who recently received her doctoral degree for a study about the topic, looks at the discussions on GDR architecture more closely not only taking the state council building into consideration but also the former building of the Karl-Marx-University in Leipzig. There will be a discussion with Monika Motylińska after the presentation.

Dr. Monika Motylińska, Historian, Leibniz-Institute for Research on Society and Space e. V. Erkner, Erkner

Februar 20th, 2018, 7 p.m.

Besucherzentrum des DDR Museum
Sankt Wolfgang-Str. 2
10178 Berlin

The entry is free. 

The event will be in German.

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