Katalin Gennburg | Wir – Gespräche zum demokratischen Alltag in Berlin

Berliner Zimmer

Katalin Gennburg was five when the Berlin Wall fell. In her interview, she talks about the break that the event represented for her, her circle of friends and the social environment in her hometown of Weißenfels. She has been a member of the Berlin House of Representatives for Die Linke (German left wing party) since 2016. She is a member of the party executive and spokesperson for urban development, tourism and the “smart city”. She talks about the rent cap law, the rental cap in Berlin and the logic behind squatting.

Wir – Gespräche zum demokratischen Alltag in Berlin

Germany’s official reunification on 3rd October 1990 was the final act of a broad democratic awakening in the GDR, which saw mass mobilisations in Leipzig, East Berlin and elsewhere. The date also marked the end of the division of Berlin. Thirty years later, a video project by Berlin artist Sonya Schönberger introduces people who are working for democracy in Berlin today.

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