Berlin: Portrait of a City through the Centuries -Friday, October 31, 2014
As we remember the fall of the Berlin Wall—25 years ago now—we memorialize (in chunks of graffiti-ed concrete, in statues and photos) and recall a specific period in the fraught history of that city. Berlin, however, has been re-made several times over, and the dismantling of the Wall is one of many transformations the city has endured through centuries of change. According to Rory MacLean, in the preface of his new book Berlin: Portrait of a City through the Centuries, “Berlin is all about volatility. Its identity is based not on stability but on change.