This episode we travel to East Berlin right after the fall of the Berlin wall. It was in this “vacuum period”, lasting less than one year, where the second wave of squatting came, and then went. But don’t let the short timeframe deceive you. The art, culture and politics that came from this one summer may be responsible for the admiration and love much of world has for Berlin.
We had the privilege to interview Marko Krojac, who came to Berlin 2 days after the Wall fell. He tells us about life in the vacuum and his firsthand experience at the most brutal eviction in the history of Berlin squatting-- the eviction of Mainzer Strasse.
\DISCOVER MARKO’S WORK
\ FURTHER READING AND EXPLORING
\if you want to see how the Mainzer Strasse eviction actually looked like
\amazing book we love - Vasudevan, A., (2015), “Metropolitan Preoccupations: The Spatial Politics of Squatting in Berlin”, Wiley-Blackwell
\our favorite map - berlin-besetzt
\Great place to follow the events in many former squats- radar.squat
\ Marc Weiser under the name Arurmukha, off the album – 14·11·90 - Ein Akustisches Psychogramm (and at: https://soundcloud.com/karlrecords/arurmukha-schwarzer-montag) where each song was created from field recordings recorded at the eviction of Mainzer strasse, which is pretty cool.
\One Man Symphony
and Cody’s experimental music.