[resource-net] Capital Follows Punk: How Counter-Culture Shaped the New Berlin

Tatiana Bazzichelli tbazz at disruptiv.biz
Thu May 18 11:54:11 CEST 2017

Dear all,

I will be moderating today the event described below: "Capital Follows
Punk: How Counter-Culture Shaped the New Berlin", with Paul Hockenos.
Maybe you'd like to join - if yes, you would need to register to the
email address you find in the text.

After the event, there is a nice networking party.

All the best!


Capital Follows Punk: How Counter-Culture Shaped the New Berlin
Thursday, May 18, 2017
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
To register, please contact Maryna Rakhlei at  mrakhlei at gmfus.org.

Paul Hockenos, American Journalist, author of Berlin Calling

Tatiana Bazzichelli, Artistic Director, Disruption Network Lab

Kompetenzzentrum Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft des Bundes
Jägerstraße 65, 10117 Berlin

Berlin has long been trending as the coolest destination not only for
tourists but also for artists, freelancers, startups, and angel
investors. The city's free-thinking, entrepreneurial, and often
rebellious spirit is rooted in the transformation process that was set
into motion with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The city that grew
together out of two separate entities, each with its own distinctive
sub-culture, shaped the New Berlin, a uniquely creative and multifaceted

The Young Transatlantic Network and the Federal Government's Centre of
Excellence for the Cultural and Creative Industries cordially invite you
to a discussion with Paul Hockenos, an American journalist and writer,
and Tatiana Bazzichelli, the artistic director of the Disruption Network
Lab. We will talk about the counter-culture heroes of West Berlin and
East Berlin, and explore the ways in which they shaped the Berlin we
know today, and why capital (both in terms of investments and the
capital city) has followed creativity.
After the discussion, you are invited to join Gin and Genius, the
networking event of the creative industry in Berlin on the rooftop terrace.

Paul Hockenos is a Berlin and New York–based writer who has been working
in Germany and across Central and Eastern Europe since 1989. His work
has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Foreign Affairs, The
Nation, Foreign Policy, Spiegel International, and elsewhere. His recent
book, Berlin Calling: A Story of Anarchy, Music, The Wall, and the Birth
of the New Berlin (2017) is an account of the past and present of the
German capital.

Tatiana Bazzichelli is artistic director of the Disruption Network Lab,
a conference program at Kunstquartier Bethanien and other locations in
Berlin. She curated transmediale festival (2011–2014) and a number of
international exhibitions. Her publications include Networked
Disruption: Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hacktivism and the Business
of Social Networking (2013).

Tatiana Bazzichelli // Artistic Director
Twitter: @disruptberlin // @t_bazz
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