Space and the CITY

Annika M. Hinze, Ph.D.

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October 3, 2013 — German Reunification Day — Where do we stand today?

3 October, 2013 (14:04) | news, personal essays | By: annika

Today is the twenty-third anniversary of German reunification on October 3, 1990. Twenty-three years, of course, are a mere pinprick in the face of the universe, and possibly even in human history. Yet, still, they represent a considerable part of a human being’s life span, as well as the development of world history.

Turkish Berlin

1 May, 2013 (15:41) | news | By: annika

Exciting news: My first book, Turkish Berlin: Integration Policy and Urban Space, is forthcoming in August 2013 from the University of Minnesota Press, Globalization and Community Series. You can read more here The book is also available for pre-ordering on Amazon!

Flying High – Berlin’s New Airport Is Grounded.

17 January, 2013 (18:35) | news, personal essays | By: annika

On June 3 2012, Berlin’s new international airport, BER – Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt was scheduled to open its doors. Coincidentally, yours truly was supposed to arrive in Berlin, my hometown, on that very day for the first time after 1 year and 8 months, my longest ever absence from the city. On the […]

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

25 January, 2012 (14:32) | news | By: annika

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth is a brand-new documentary about the Wendell O. Pruitt and William L. Igoe public housing complex in St. Louis. Designed by Minoru Yamasaki and completed in the early 1950s, Pruitt-Igoe was one of the many public housing projects that went up in American urban areas – largely as the result of slum […]