By Eli Rubin
Amnesiopolis explores the development of Marzahn, the biggest prefabricated housing venture in East Germany, equipped at the outskirts of East Berlin within the Seventies and Nineteen Eighties, and touted by way of the regime because the way forward for socialism. It additionally focuses specifically at the event of East Germans who moved, frequently from crumbling slums left over as a legacy of the 19th century, into this significantly new position, one outlined by natural performance and rationality; a fabric manifestation of the utopian promise of socialism. Read more...
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7 Wietog, “Wohnungsstandard,” 132. ”8 This was something that resonated especially in many of Berlin’s working-class neighborhoods, which became hotbeds of SPD and KPD activism. 10 In some cases the memory of revolution and insurrection literally had roots in the soil of the urban spaces of a neighborhood; for example, the “lone poplar” (einsame Pappe) which stood for more than a century near the corner of Topsstrasse and Cantianstrasse in Prenzlauer Berg. 11 Of course, as much as the misery of the Berlin rental barracks testified to the inequalities and injustices of the capitalist system in Germany, these neighborhoods were also spaces that were infused with the memory and the culture of working-class resistance.
18 Amnesiopolis mass production, prefabricated concrete slabs, amidst the green fields outside cities were the underpinning of the plan for Marzahn and many other satellite cities built in the communist world from the 1930s until the end of the 1980s. It is possible that some variation of the “Radiant City” could have been built by Wagner in Berlin’s north-east, but Wagner was unable to move forward with his plans to build such settlements because of the onset of the Great Depression in 1929–30.
23 Barry Jackisch, “The Nature of Berlin,” 312. 24 See Scott, Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed (New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, 1998), chapter 4. Scott is representative of a highly negative and somewhat one-dimensional reading of Le Corbusier. 25 Athens Charter, published by Le Corbusier (New York: Grossman Publishers, 1973), in particular articles 23, 26, 29, 35–6. On Le Corbusier’s influences and on his work generally, see Kenneth Frampton, Le Corbusier (London: Thames and Hudson, 2001) and on Le Corbusier and the CIAM in general, see Mumford, The CIAM Discourse on Modernism.
Amnesiopolis : modernity, space, and memory in East Germany by Eli Rubin