Space and the CITY

Annika M. Hinze, Ph.D.

Archive for category: personal essays

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.

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 […]

Time to go beyond aesthetics?

24 October, 2011 (19:55) | personal essays | By: annika

In her book, the Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs confronted an issue of her time: Urban Renewal – “creative destruction” – the idea that the new is better than the old and that therefore the old occasionally has to be destroyed in order to make space for the new. Jane Jacobs […]