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Theme: Shaping Berlin

This event occurred on
November 21, 2019
Berlin, Berlin

History, culture, art, business, innovation – there are many reasons why people visit Berlin every year – but what exactly makes them stay?

This event is aiming to unite students and artists from differing backgrounds and encourage a dialogue of ideas and impulses that explain what is shaping Berlin into the inspiring, diverse and innovative city it is today.

How does Tech, Entertainment and Design influence the lifestyle in our capital? Why is living in Berlin so attractive for many people? And what does it have in store for us in the future?

Join us at our event to discover reasons, that make it worth living in Berlin and meet people who can tell you more about - Shaping Berlin.

Hugendubel Store
Tauentzienstraße 9-12
Berlin, Berlin, 10789
Event type:
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Andreas Engwert

The Ministry of State Security (“Stasi”) of the GDR was one of the largest secret security apparatus in the world in terms of its population. In East Berlin, the Stasi maintained a large number of secret service buildings, bases and thousands of "conspiratorial apartments". Furthermore, the Stasi was also present in the western part of the city. Even today, numerous traces of the Stasi can be discovered in the cityscape. Surveillance, spying, arrests – how can a state suppress a whole city? Take a look behind the scenes together with Andreas Engwert, historian and curator at the memorial in the former Stasi prison Hohenschönhausen, 30 years after the fall of the Berlin wall.

Max Mogg

In vogue today, gone tomorrow. Fast fashion with its ever-shorter cycles dominates today's fashion industry. Catering to those who wish to own "something that lasts" is the Berlin-based self-taught men‘s tailor and founder of his own eponymous brand, Maximilian Mogg. He places the timeless elegance of classic menswear at the centre of a counter movement to the unsustainable excess of our disposable culture. He argues for the 'smexiness' of owning fewer but better pieces and explains how even small adjustments to consumption habits can stem the tide of waste in the fashion industry.

Prof. Dr. David Bermbach

Berlin is experiencing a major shift – leaving the car behind is encouraged and new ways of urban mobility are becoming ubiquitous. But surveys show that safety in traffic is a significant barrier. Is Berlin’s infrastructure lagging behind? Prof. Dr.-Ing. David Bermbach, head of “Mobile Cloud Computing” research group at TU Berlin and “Einstein Center Digital Future” has been working on research projects such as “SimRa: Safety in Bicycle Traffic” to investigate exactly that. Hear about first results and David’s visions for Berlin at #TEDxTUBerlinSalon-Event.

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Berlin, Germany