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Berlin Global

Simone Leimbach Paul Spies Brinda Sommer Moritz van Dülmen

200 pages
Distanz Verlag Gmbh Llc

A Glimpse behind the Scenes of the Berlin Everyone Knows

Berlin is not the center of the universe. But, like other metropolises, it is a hub, a place where global connections intersect. People, things, and ideas from all over the world come together in Berlin, and their encounters spark innovations that subsequently flow back out into the wider world. This interplay between local and international developments as it manifests itself in fields like fashion, migration, gender, techno and music culture, or urban development is the subject of the exhibition Berlin Global. The city's contribution to the panoply of presentations at the Humboldt Forum builds a bridge between the local community and the museums of non- European art and culture that will open at the reconstructed City Palace in the spring of 2021.

Much more than merely a documentation of the exhibition, the book spotlights the city's many facets and histories, as told by the numerous guest authors and interviewees invited for Berlin Global. Writings by and conversations with the Holocaust survivor Rahel Mann, the artist Hanaa El Degham, the activist Raul Krauthausen, the director Jermain Raffington, and the journalist and commentator Kübra Gümüşay capture diverse perspectives that add up to a portrait of the city behind the scenes of the Berlin that everyone knows. With a preface by Simone Leimbach and Moritz van Dülmen and a foreword by Klaus Lederer.

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