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Berlin - discontinuities

Berlin – discontinuités

Temporalities, politics and urban planning

Temporalités, politiques, urbanité

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Published on Tuesday, July 21, 2015


L’objet de cette manifestation est de donner une vision pluridisciplinaire des discontinuités à Berlin, considéré à la fois comme un lieu (de représentation, de pouvoir, etc.), un espace (agglomération urbaine) et un réceptacle et en prenant en compte différentes échelles.



  • University of Artois, Research Centers Discontinuités and CREHS


  • Michel-Pierre Chélini and Bernard Reitel, University of Artois


Thursday, 8th October: City, path, inheritances (XXth century)

Morning session (9.30-12.30)

Chairman: Michel-Pierre Chelini, University of Artois

  • 9.30. Welcome message: Stéphane Curveiller, Head of Department of History, Geography and Heritage
  • 9.45. Introduction: Bernard Reitel, University of Artois, Berlin, a city through the prism of discontinuities

A key city for the European History in XXth century

  • 10.00. Godet Antoine, University of Angers, Berlin 1926-1939: the nazification of a capital
  • 10.20. Foucher-Dufoix Valérie, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Belleville, Berlin / Paris seen by Jean Giraudoux. A capital comparison
  • 10.40. Gloriant Frédéric, University of Paris III, De Gaulle, Macmillan and the second Berlin crisis (1958-1961): the emergence of two competing visions of the bipolar order and the Cold War
  • 11.00. Break
  • 11.20. Laporte Antoine, ENS Lyon, The installation of the federal institutions in Berlin: historical rupture or spatial discontinuity?
  • 11.40. Winklhöfer Karin, Institute for Biology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Discontinuity and water management in the divided city of Berlin (1945-1990)
  • 12.00. Discussion
  • 12.30-14.30: Lunch

Afternoon session (14.30-17.50)

Chairman: Boris Grésillon, Aix-Marseille University

Town Planning and Heritage, an experimental agglomeration

  • 14.30. Problematic: Gabrielle Dolff-Bonekämper, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin Berlin. An inseparable common heritage ("Berlin Berlin.  Das untrennbar geteilte Erbe")
  • 15.00. Muhidine Eléonore, University of Rennes 2, Center Marc Bloch Berlin, Humboldt-Universität/CNRS, Thinking the city on both sides of the Wall: architectural criticism and the East / West intellectual exchange
  • 15.20. Schlusche Günter, Berlin Wall Memorial, Bernauer Strasse, Berlin, Dealing with urban heritage since 1945
  • 15.40. Demeter Laura, IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca (Italy), To become or not become? Heritage debates in post-1989 Berlin
  • 16.00. Break
  • 16.20. Leterrier Sophie-Anne, University of Artois, Museums and places of contemporary history at Berlin
  • 16.40. Marguin Séverine, Centre Marc Bloch Berlin & EHESS Centre Georg Simmel, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Give flesh to the recent history of the free space in Berlin: the case of the artistic project areas (1970-2014)
  • 17.00. Le Gallou Aude, ENS Paris, géographie, To remember the GDR in East Berlin: an urban memory in negative?
  • 17.20-17.50: Discussion and conclusions

Friday, 9th October 2015: urban discontinuities and spatial redials: actors, debates, changes

Morning session (9.30-12.30)

Chairman: Bernard Reitel, University of Artois

Inscription of the actors inside the city

  • 9.30. Haim Yacobi, Ben Gourion University of the Neguev, Beer Sheva, Urban fragmentations in the Israeli case
  • 10.00.Dubeaux Sarah, ENS, Ulm & Région d’urbanisme du Havre, AURH, The “Zwischennutzungen”, spatial and temporal discontinuities constituent of Berlin?
  • 10.20. Dury-Czekaj Elisabeth, University of Reims, EA 2076 – HABITER, The inhabitants: key actors in the mutation of open spaces (Freiflächen / Freiräume) in Berlin
  • 10.40. Break
  • 11.00. Von Hirschhausen Béatrice, Géographie-cité, Paris & Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin,  Hocquet Marie, Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin & Centre Max Weber, Lyon/Saint-Etienne, Garrido Caroline, Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin et CERHIO, Rennes, Berlin beyond the ruptures. Living, relating and producing the contents of the city
  • 11.20. Vaslin Julie, Triangle UMR 5206, IEP Lyon & IEP Aix-en-Provence, Governing graffiti in Berlin: construction of an image of the city
  • 11.40. Discussion
  • 12.20-14.20: Lunch

Afternoon session (14.20-17.30)

Charmain: Gabrielle Dolff-Bonekämper, Technische Universität Berlin

Urbanity and urban places

  • 14.20. Goudin-Steinmann Elisa, University of Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, The Berlin castle and the Palace of the Republic: historical and architectural (dis)continuity
  • 14.40. Pfeiffer-Kloss Verena, Offices of municipal urban studies, University of Cottbus (BTU), The Power of Absence. Absence as a paradigm to analyse the urban design debate on the Plaza beneath Berlin’s TV-Tower in the historical district of Berlin
  • 15.00. Wadbled Nathanaël, University of Montréal-Québec/University of Lorraine, Memory holes. High places and lost places in the darkest places in Berlin tourism
  • 15.20. Break
  • 15.40. Ricoul Catherine, Rosa Elisabetta, Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, UMR 7303 Telemme, LabexMed, Exploring the in-between. The case of the wasteland Teepeeland and Cuvry in Berlin
  • 16.00. Copley Clare, University of Manchester « Anti-park » or « designer-park »? Freedom and control at the heterotopia of Tempelhofer Feld
  • 16.20. Gaquère Jonathan, University of Lille 1, Tiergarten, a shared public space? The gay territoriality

16.40-17.30: Discussions and conclusions


Maison de la Recherche, Bât. I, Université d'Artois, 9, rue du Temple, F-62000, Arras



  • Maison de la Recherche, bâtiment I - Université d'Artois, 9 rue du Temple
    Arras, France (62)


  • Thursday, October 08, 2015
  • Thursday, July 09, 2015


  • Berlin, discontinuité, ville, guerre, temporalité


  • Sophie Richard
    courriel : sophie [dot] richard [at] univ-artois [dot] fr

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  • Olivier Rota
    courriel : olivier [dot] rota [at] univ-catholille [dot] fr


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« Berlin - discontinuities », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, July 21, 2015, https://doi.org/10.58079/t2m

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