Berlin, Germany

Urban Imaginaries: Between Place and Space in Berlin

when 20 July 2021 - 13 August 2021
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 1100

This seminar brings to the fore connections between Berlin's distinct topography, its radical histories, and its current trajectories as a political and cultural space. That cities are a complex assemblage – at best multiple constellations existing simultaneously – is enabled through perspectives on migration, queerness and religion for instance. In-class analysis and discussion of academic and literary texts about Berlin will prepare participants for course excursions.

We will conduct on-site discussions of these places/spaces in historical, spatial, social, and literary terms and record the urban with methodical observations, mapping and sound walks. Upon completing the course, students will have compiled a portfolio of short essays reflecting their critical reception of Berlin’s places/spaces as well as their gendered and embodied engagements, observations and memories of the city. The course not only enables an appreciation of how places/spaces are living archives of Berlin’s past and present, it also invites participants to create their own personal record of Berlin.

Course leader

Dr. Omar Kasmani

Target group

Ideal for students of humanities and the arts, cultural, political, and social sciences.

Credits info

5 EC


- 35% Active Participation
- 30% Presentation
- 35% Course Blod

Fee info

EUR 1100: course fee
EUR 250: program fee

Early registration discount: -50€ (until May 22, 2021)


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