Book Launch and Panel Discussion
To celebrate the anniversary of the the 100-year anniversary of the creation of Greater Berlin, THESys member Prof. Dr Timothy Moss released his book ‘Remaking Berlin: A History of the City through Infrastructure, 1920–2020’ which examines the city’s turbulent history through the lens of its often invisible water and energy infrastructures. At the online book launch, Timothy Moss invited three expert panelists to take part in an discussion to introduce his book and delve into many exciting topics. The panelists included Prof. Christoph Bernhardt, head of the Department for Historical Research / Scientific Collections for the History of Building and Planning in the GDR and deputy director at the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space; Prof. Dorothee Brantz, Director of the Center for Metropolitan Studies at the Institute for Artistic Science and Historical Urbanism at the Technical University Berlin and Prof. Heike Weber, Chair of History of Technology at the Institute for Philosophy and the History of Literature, Science and Technology at the Technical University Berlin. It was moderated by IRI THESys director Prof. Jörg Niewöhner.