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Berlin Calling: Book Launch and Discussion
June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Paul Hockenos will present his new book “Berlin Calling: A Story of Anarchy, Music, the Wall and the Birth of the New Berlin” at Urban Spree Galerie on June 17, 2017.
“Berlin Calling,” published by The New Press in June 2017, is an exhilarating journey through the subcultures, occupied squats, and late-night scenes in the anarchic first few years of Berlin after the fall of the wall . Berlin Calling is a gripping account of the 1989 “peaceful revolution” in East Germany that upended communism and the tumultuous years of artistic ferment, political improvisation, and pirate utopias that followed. It’s the story of a newly undivided Berlin when protest and punk rock, bohemia and direct democracy, techno and free theater were the order of the day.
Paul Hockenos is a Berlin-based, American journalist and author who writes for The Nation, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Foreign Policy, the New York Times, and many other media outlets. He has held prize fellowships with the American Academy in Berlin, the European Journalism College, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is the author of three books, including Joschka Fischer and the Making of the Berlin Republic.
18:00 Opening of Berlin photographer Stefan Schilling exhibition on Mitte 1990
18:30 Open discussion with Paul Hockenos led by Felix Denk of DUMMY MAGAZIN
19:00 – DJ Disko (Daniel Bier) on the decks