Niloufar Tajeri | Wir – Gespräche zum demokratischen Alltag in Berlin

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Niloufar Tajeri came to Germany with her family when she was five years old. Study and working holidays abroad convinced her to abandon the classic career path of an architect and to devote herself instead to architectural theory and questions of urban development. She moved to Neukölln in 2009 and has been observing the changes in this district ever since. After the plans for the reconstruction of the Karstadt building at Hermannplatz were announced, she founded a neighbourhood initiative to provide information about the background and consequences of this large-scale project for business owners and the neighbourhood and to demand a say.

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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