Sightseeing Tour, Sunday October 2nd at 16:30
Meeting Point: Registration at main building
Return to TU Berlin at about 18:30
A political tour in Charlottenburg
We will make an alternative 2-hour-walk around the Technical University in the Western centre of Berlin which will lead us to places of social movements for justice, peace and freedom in past and present.
The student movement at the Technical University in the 1960s (protests against the war in Vietnam and other subjects), the Memorial Church as a place of reconciliation and remembrance, town planning gentrification today, poverty and housing in rich city – the history and actuality of social movements for good housing conditions, the Tiergarten as a public place of relaxing and political memory (killings of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht), private influence on the University (the Volkswagen library), the civil clause at the TU as a tool to reduce the influence of the military industry on the university, the fate of refugees in Berlin in past and present (memorial for the Turkish refugee Kemal Altun at Hardenbergstraße, diversity and the history of immigration in Berlin (Russian refugees and Chinese students in Charlottenburg in the 1920s; immigrants and people of colour in Berlin today; the TU as a palce of diversity today), anti-Racist campaigns in Berlin today. The genocide against the Armenians and an incident at Hardenbergstraße in 1921 and how the following developments influenced the development of UN convention against genocide, womens movement in Berlin, the history of the Western centre of Berlin: how Berlin was formed out of former independent cities in 1920; Nazi architecture and resistance, the divided city and social movements for peace and democratic rights.
Please sign in for the tour at the registration desk because of a limited number of participants Your tour guide will be Martin Forberg.