In the history of urbanization, there are two names that are important to understand cities now. One of them is Haussmann, the other is Speer. The history of Berlin and its urbanization has a different story then Paris. First the grand plan of Speer was never realized. The war changed the look and feel of
the city drastically. All the city was bombed leaving a random scar on the then existing city. After the war, the wall divided the city in two parts and left in this way a new scar upon the city. Jonas Vansteenkiste wants to research these historic/visual layers of the city.
These are the elements that he wants to investigate in Berlin: “ the scar tissue of the war on the city of Berlin” and the public elements as the language of the city.