About the Event
The Street Chronicles - Urban Transformation of Köpenicker Straße
Köpenicker Straße, one of the oldest streets in the city, is like a looking glass of major urban transformations that have shaped the city of Berlin in a time span of more than four centuries - from a rural suburban road to a hub of industrial production, from postwar divided streetscape to the mecca of subculture. In recent years some stretches along the road have found their way to the map of international real-estate investment but at the same time they have nourished alternative and collective housing developments.
This city walk promises to trace the history of the street as well as the currently coexisting but also conflicting uses and developments. We will explore a rather diverse set of spatial arrangements and projects: industrial heritage sites as well as speculative housing projects, sites of cultural production, squats and other forms of informality, cooperative housing projects and community activism.
Guided tour in English
2+1 for dedicated city explorers: Book two POLIGIONAL city walks this fall and join the third for free. DM.
Everyone who is interested in urban life and the city.
POLIGONAL organizes exploratory scholar-led tours for city aficionados and architecture lovers through the city of Berlin.