Metamorphoses – The City Between Memory and Conscience

Akademie der Künste (Livestream)
28 – 29 May 2021

Berlin Palace, around 1920

Palace of the Republic, Berlin, 1986

Humboldt Forum, Berlin, 2020

The city as memory of society: The symposium explores different forms of dealing with this legacy. Under the keywords “New building”, “Reconstruction” and “Recyclate”, three approaches of the post-war period and their suitability for the future are examined, in particular with regard to the urgent need for a digital-ecological transition.

With Gabi Dolff-Bonekämper (historic monuments conservator), Wolfgang Pehnt (Architectural historian), Christoph Rauhut (State Conservator Berlin) and Matthias Sauerbruch (architect) as well as Michael BräuerWinfried Brenne, Adrian von Buttlar, Angelika Fitz, Valentin Groebner, Sibylle Hoiman, Friederike Kluge, Michael Mönninger, Anh-Linh Ngo, Philipp Oswalt, Ilka Ruby and Alexander Schwarz.

Berlin Palace, photographer unknown, Wikimedia Commons / Palace of the Republic, Berlin, April 1986, Photo: Heinz Junge, Bundesarchiv image 183-1986-0424-304 / Humboldt Forum, Berlin, 2020, Photo: wikimedia, Ernstol, CC BY-SA 4.0



Metamorphoses – City between Memory and Conscience

In German

Recording of the live stream from 28 + 29 May 2021