Facebook Live Event on 18 June 2020 at 5 pm
100 years ago Berlin came into being as we know it today. Old Berlin is merged with the surrounding towns, villages and estates to form Greater Berlin. Overnight the population doubles to almost four million, and twenty new districts are created.
They include Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg - two artificial products formed from the districts of the historic city centre and named after parks. While the names of the old districts, such as Königsstadt, Stralauer Viertel or Luisenstadt are slowly fading, the new neighborhoods are developing their own names and attributions, such as Chicago on the Spree, SO 36 or RAW grounds. Some are forgotten today, others are popular far beyond the city limits.
The exhibition at the FHXB Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum tells the stories of the neighborhoods of the past 100 years. It explores social realities, self-portrayals and external attributions: What do the various urban spaces stand for, who lived and worked here, what do people associate with their neighbourhood?
10. September 2020, 18 Uhr, in deutscher Sprache
Dr. Hanno Hochmuth liest aus seinem Buch „Kiezgeschichte. Friedrichshain und Kreuzberg im geteilten Berlin“. Der Autor ist Historiker am Leibniz-Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam (ZZF) und wissenschaftlicher Ko-Kurator der Ausstellung „Kiezgeschichten. 100 Jahre Friedrichshain und Kreuzberg“ im FHXB Museum.
17 September 2020, 6 pm
Dr. Hanno Hochmuth gives a lecture from the English edition of his Book „Kiezgeschichte. Friedrichshain und Kreuzberg im geteilten Berlin“, that will be published by Berghahn Books in January 2021. The historian at the Leibniz-Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam (ZZF) was one of the Kurators of the exhibition "Kiezgeschichten. 100 Jahre Friedrichshain und Kreuzberg“ at the FHXB Museum.