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The potential of an empty centre
Seeking a meaningful resolution for the Marx-Engels-Forum
ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
GRAFT Gesellschaft von Architekten
The Marx-Engels-Forum, which lies between Alexanderplatz and the newest incarnation of the Stadtschloss, is one of the last expanses of undefined area in the centre of Berlin. Here the decision regarding the direction for the city’s future development will be mad: is our urban concept based upon a yearning to heal old wounds, or can Berlin create a new identity for itself? Which position does the creative urban community – always seeking new forms of expression – take on that matter? Can a dialogue between citizens be initiated, that would produce a response that goes beyond a simple yes or no? This panel discussion with the architecture bureau GRAFT and guests hopes to find out.