A study of the ad-hoc, informal, incremental, yet purposeful actions of insurgent pubic space in Berlin, Germany
In 1957, an exhibition showcased a number of the newly constructed apartment complexes, nearly 1 million people attended (a far greater number than attended, for example, the Nazi sponsored Olympic Games in 1936). A third of the visitors were from the Soviet East.
The exhibition was seen as a tangible example of West Germany’s progressive development and modernization.

In 1957, an exhibition showcased a number of the newly constructed apartment complexes, nearly 1 million people attended (a far greater number than attended, for example, the Nazi sponsored Olympic Games in 1936). A third of the visitors were from the Soviet East.

The exhibition was¬†seen as a tangible example of West Germany’s progressive development and modernization.

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