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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | bologna.lab | Projekte des bologna.labs | Berlin Perspectives | Lehrveranstaltungen | Sommersemester 2016 | The EAST/WEST Competition – Urban Planning, Cultural Policy And Economics in Divided Berlin

The EAST/WEST Competition – Urban Planning, Cultural Policy And Economics in Divided Berlin

Taught by Michael Grass

Monday, 12:00 - 14:00, Hausvogteiplatz 5-7, Room 0323-26

Language requirements: min. English B2

Syllabus

 

Course Description

Berlin is the city of East / West competition. Since the division of the city into East and West, demonstrating the power of the capitalism and socialism respectively was central to urban planning. Shortly after the war, the solution of obstacles to urban development proved vital, but the ideological usability of economic strategies and architectural prototypes soon became an essential concern urban redevelopment policy of both nations.

This seminar examines the dualism in urban planning between East and West Berlin chronologically. Seminar presentations and two excursions trace the diverse targets and demands of capitalist and socialist urban planning. For the analysis, we do not only consider architectural and formal aspects. The Seminar provides a closer look to strategies and models of financing and commercialisation of urban planning. Cultural contexts, living and dwelling models, political strategies and narratives will be looked at as well.

 

The seminar targets students interested in urban sociology and planning, metropolitan studies, German cultural history, economics, art history, and architectural history. Interested students of the humanities and social sciences are invited.

 

Preparatory Literature

  • Bennett, Lowell: Berlin bastion: the epic of post-war Berlin. Frankfurt/Main 1951.
  • Bernt, Matthias; Grell, Britta; Holm, Andrej (Ed.): The Berlin Reader: a compendium on urban change and activism. Berlin 2013
  • Bodenschatz, Harald: Berlin urban design – A brief history. Berlin, 2010.
  • Buttar, Adrian von (Ed.): Baukunst der Nachkriegsmoderne. Berlin, 2013.
  • Clelland, Doug (Ed.): Berlin post-war. Berlin 1982.
  • Dolff-Bonekämper, Gabi (Ed.): Städtebau und Staatsbau im 20. Jahrhundert. München, 1996.
  • Flierl, Bruno: Urban Design in Berlin, GDR. Berlin 1986.
  • Herold, Stephanie; Stefanovska, Biljana (Ed.): 45+: Post-War Modern Architecture in Europe. Berlin 2012.
  • International Building Exhibition (Ed.): First Projects in Careful Urban Renewal. Berlin 1984.
  • International Building Exhibition (Ed.): Idee, Prozess, Ergebnis. Die Reparatur und Rekonstruktion der Stadt. Berlin 1984.
  • Kossel, Elmar: Hermann Henselmann und die Moderne. Eine Studie zur Modernerezeption in der Architektur der DDR. Königstein 2013.
  • Nakamura, Toshio (Ed.): International Building Exhibition Berlin 1987. Tokyo, 1987.
  • Schlusche, Günter; Pfeiffer-Kloss, Verena; Dolff-Bonekämper, Gabi; Klausmeier, Axel (Ed.): Stadtentwicklung im doppelten Berlin – Zeitgenossenschaften und Erinnerungsorte. Berlin 2014.
  • Urban, Florian: Neo-historical East Berlin. Architecture and Urban Design in the German