[Kulturbahn #21] October 31st – November 6th

►Monday: Olympia  Belgian artist David Claerbout’s multi-layered installation work reflects on time and its dimensions. Through video installations, historical photographs, reconstructed images and film footages, this exhibition traces the disintegration of the Berlin Olympic Stadium over a thousand years. While making the flow of time of a whole century become almost tangible to the audience,

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BUNKER: a short story

Mila Rosenthal sat in the kitchen of her apartment a week before the first air raid of her city: Berlin. Her son, Peter, was still asleep in his room. Mila set the kettle on the stove top and walked around aimlessly, humming to herself. As the water began to boil, she watched the steam rise.

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Reconstruction of the Berlin City Palace: Stadtschloss Berlin, wherefore art thou?

Museum Island – the island of grand architecture, remarkable artworks and astonishing exhibits––stands incomplete before us today. It is impossible to miss it: the hole in the center of Berlin, surrounded by the city’s greatest and widely known museums; the place where the Berlin City Palace (Stadtschloss Berlin) once stood. 580 years after its cornerstone

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The Fall Of the Roman Empire

“Teacher: How was the Roman Empire cut in half? Pupil: With a pair of Caesars!” On Friday, 4th February, 2011, Professor Peter Heather of King’s College London gave a lecture on the fall of Rome to  students of the ‘Conservatism & Reaction’ course. Professor Heather began by stating that the Roman, Ottoman and British empires

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