01/12/2016 - A. L. - Urbanisme
During the twentieth century Berlin suffered violent historical upheavals. Since the fall of the Wall in 1989, the city has engaged in profound institutional, political, financial, demographic and social changes which are often out of step with developments in the other great European capitals. This book analyses the significant originality of Berlin – an extraordinary laboratory of social and political invention.
Denis Bocquet is a professor of the history and theory of urban architecture at the École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Strasbourg (AMUP laboratory). He is also a research fellow at the Institut für Kunstwissenschaft und historische Urbanistik (Center for Metropolitan Studies) at the Technische Universität de Berlin.
Pascale Laborier is a professor of political science at the University of Paris-Ouest-Nanterre and a member of the Institut des sciences sociales du politique (Political science institute) (ISP). She is head of the Marc-Bloch Institute in Berlin. Her latest work is Les Sciences camérales. Activités pratiques et histoire des dispositifs publics (The cameral sciences. Practical activities and the history of public systems) (PUF, 2011).