Book presentation: State constructs city, September 22, 2020.

Book presentation: State constructs city, September 22, 2020.

Summary :

The Council for European Urbanism Deutschland e.V. has published a document in collaboration with the Center for Metropolitan Studies of the TU Berlin about the development of Berlin as the capital city of Germany. On September 22, 2020, there will be a discussion in Berlin about the publication, featuring experts in the field. The event will take place in the Event Space im Tacheles on Oranienburger Straße 54. The event takes into consideration the relationship between the city and the central state during different eras of Berlin’s history. Due to the current pandemic situation, attendees are required to follow hygiene measures and social distancing protocols. Registration is required for attendance.

Description :


100 Years of (Greater) Berlin as a Capital City (1920-2020)
150 Years of Germany’s Capital City (1871-2021)

A publication of the Council for European Urbanism Germany in collaboration with the Center for Metropolitan Studies at the Technical University of Berlin.

Tuesday, 22.09.2020, 7:00 pm
At the Event Space in Tacheles
Oranienburger Str. 54
(Access via the construction access road)
10117 Berlin-Mitte


Dr. Christian von Oppen
(pwr Development, CEUD)

Gerwin Zohlen
(Wasmuth & Zohlen Verlag)

Prof. Dr. Harald Bodenschatz
(TU Berlin, CEUD)

Panel Discussion:
ranziska Eichstädt-Bohlig

Ephraim Gothe
(District Building Councillor for Mitte)

Prof. Dr. Max Welch Guerra
(University of Weimar)

Closing Remarks:
Aljoscha Hofmann
(TU Berlin, CEUD)

Nikolaus Bernau

In 1920, Berlin had only been Germany’s capital for less than half a century. Young, not universally loved, and certainly not always appreciated. The Greater Berlin Act of 1920 was silent on the issue of the capital. Nevertheless, the central state played a crucial role in shaping the further development of the gigantic city – an aspect that is often overlooked. This was true for the Weimar Republic, the Nazi period, the era of divided Berlin, and also for the time after the fall of the Berlin Wall. What is new, however, is that the capital Berlin is now very popular abroad, as a cheerful and tolerant showcase of a not always appreciated state.

The discussion on the volume “Staat baut Stadt” will examine excerpts from the various stages of the tumultuous history of the relationship between the city and the central state. Always with the backdrop: Berlin, the capital city – an unfinished project!


Please register by September 18, 2020, indicating your full name, telephone number, and email address (for the required contact tracing) at

Please understand that we have a limited number of seats and participation is only possible after confirmation. We will inform you about the applicable hygiene measures on the evening of the event.

Notes in Connection with the Corona Pandemic

Due to the current situation, we ask you to observe the applicable social distancing rules and hygiene measures. Please bring a mouth and nose mask with you in any case. Short-term changes are possible due to the applicable Corona regulation.

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