What makes a city a city? – Berlin between urbanity, fragmentation and micro-topias
From August 16-26, for the third year running, the Summer School “Metropolitan Studies“ will take place at the Georg Simmel Center. Entitled “What makes a city a city? Berlin between urbanity, fragmentation and micro-topias” the Summer School wants to explore the phenomenon of “city-making” both in theory and practice. The leitmotif of the two-week course will be the assumption that Berlin is not one city, but lots of cities constituted by various fragments, partly interwoven and partly polarised in its social, historical, political, economic and formal dimensions. With the participation of professors, researchers, and urban activists, the course will integrate different concepts of what makes a city a city.