13 August 2021
Urban Imaginaries: Between Place and Space in Berlin
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.
Dr. Omar Kasmani
Ideal for students of humanities and the arts, cultural, political, and social sciences.
- 35% Active Participation
- 30% Presentation
- 35% Course Blod
EUR 1100: course fee
EUR 250: program fee
Early registration discount: -50€ (until May 22, 2021)
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