"Limits of Tolerance":
Fifth Talk-Round on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020, 18:00 to 20:00 in Prenzlauer Berg

Berlin is a home of hearts for people of different origins, cultures, lifestyles and interests. Whether it is a place of birth, an adopted home or a place of longing for visitors - everyone knows Berlin and has an opinion about the city.

With the beBerlin capital city campaign in 2008, the city formulated an offer for people's creativity, individuality and love of freedom. Since then, Berlin has developed and changed rapidly. The image of the German capital is different today than it was then, more and more people are looking for and finding a home here.

Last year, the Berlin Senate Chancellery took the changed conditions as an opportunity to research the "DNA" of the city. The result is a modern model that thinks the city further, defines its core and its values, emphasizes its strengths, and reaffirms the Berliners' love for their own city. We would like to talk to you about this. 

Have a say!

This is how it should work: Ten people sit at the WG table and discuss. What is Berlin's appeal? Why are so many new people, companies, start-ups, scientists and creative people drawn to the city? What moves us? How can we succeed in maintaining and shaping Berlin as a city of togetherness worth living in? Because no matter from which neighbourhood, country or cultural area you come - Berlin is your home!  

From September 2019 to April 2020 a total of eight Berlin-WGs are planned, where you can contribute your ideas and thoughts.

The WG

As with a real WG, very different personalities come together at the same table. There are tasty snacks and you get to talk. The camera runs along for YouTube and records the results.

It's about relevant and exciting topics that shape and define Berlin in all its facets. After a brief introduction, a moderator introduces the topic of the round table with specific questions and stories.

  • Thefirst WG took place on 10 September 2019 on the theme "Berlin as a place of longing". 
  • In the second WG on October 15th we talked about the "Berlin Identity and Little Homeland". 
  • The third WG on 19 November 2019 discussed the "The Pride of Hardness".
  • Die fourth WG am 10 December 2019 was about "The Nostalgia of Freedom".
[Translate to English:] Joab Nist (c) Nina Maul

Fifth Talk Round: Limits of tolerance

Tuesday, 21. January 2020, 18:00 - approx. 20:00, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg

In times of demarcation, can Berlin continue to present itself credibly as a city of tolerance? Discuss with us!

Moderation: Joab Nist (Notes of Berlin)

Berlin has always been committed to tolerance. But today it sometimes becomes very grey under the colourful surface. In individual interviews and neighbourhood walks, many Berliners have increasingly described diversity as excessive demands. One distinguishes oneself from others, even in liberal milieus, and is afraid of being alienated, regardless of whether this manifests itself in the form of newcomers, investors, tourists, students or fugitives. In times of demarcation, can Berlin continue to present itself credibly as a city of tolerance? Do openness and diversity perhaps make up our brand?

Do you have thoughts about this and would you like to be part of our group with your opinion and ideas about Berlin? Then apply now! Up to 10 participants per WG will be selected. All Berlin-WGs take place in German language.

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