Berlin is unique in the world for the ideological aspect of the architecture built there between 1945 and 1989. The divided capital, the dual Berlin, had to construct all state, city, residential and cultural buildings twice. Berlin’s development into a western world city since the 1990s is increasingly destroying its ideological-cum-cultural heritage, which materializes itself through buildings and architectural situations. In particular, the especially clear visibility in Berlin of the fundamental influence of ideology on architecture is becoming blurred.
The need to preserve this visibility gave rise to the idea for the INITIATIVE WELTKULTURERBE DOPPELTES BERLIN, which aims to have Berlin’s dual architectural legacy listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. The initiative was launched on 1 September during the exhibition “Between Walls and Windows. Architektur und Ideologie” and, since then, has been collecting films, documents, newspaper articles and all sorts of other material on the subject.
At the finissage, the fruits of this collecting will be presented along with the films made by students and graduates of the Institut für zeitbasierte Medien der UdK (Insitute for Time-Based Media at the Berlin University of Arts) which, using the terms “East” and “West” as a base, explore, stage, deconstruct and reconstruct architecture and how its dual manifestations relate to each other.
4 pm: Introduction by Michael Busch
4:15 pm: Film program I
5:30 pm: Break
5:45 pm: Panel discussion with Heinz Emigholz, Michael Busch (both of the UdK, Institut für Zeitbasierte Medien), Tobias Hönig, Christian Posthofen, Vera Tollmann (Initiative Weltkulturerbe Doppeltes Berlin) and the filmmakers.
6:30 pm: Film program II