Berlin: between two Europes ?
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, this new debate seeks to re examine the consequences of German reunification and bring a better understanding of the troubled relationship between the East and the West. It focuses on the current situation of the German capital: a showcase of capitalism triumphing over communism, largely gentrified but still flowing with waves of Ostalgia, Berlin is situated at the crossroads of two Europes, with very different conceptions and expectations. A tension that has been intensified by the rise of the far-right in the last regional elections. So what does the city stand for in today’s Europe?
Speakers historian Sonia Combe, philosopher Francesco Masci, writer Geraldine Schwartz, artist Marie Reinert and political scientist Jacques Rupnik. Moderator Jean-Max Colard of the Centre Pompidou.