Kreuzberg Tour: Immigrant Roots, Bohemian Haven
Alternative Tour of Berlin
Looking Towards the Future
The tour is available any day of the week. We find that Tuesdays and Fridays are the best options because the fantastic Turkish market on Maybachufer is open and can be included on the tour route.
An architect and urbanist, Lucia has been working with Context since 2012. The emphasis of her walks lies in present Berlin from where she leads an exploration into the layers of the past in order to understand the transformations of the city and the significance of its sites, so as to anticipate possible future scenarios. Her thematic focus is on post-war history, urbanism and architectural heritage, as well as on everyday life in Berlin. Parallel to her work with Context, she has been collecting experiences from different branches: collaborating with several public institutions analysing and comparing the urban landscape of various European cities, developing city guides and organising workshops; working for a design agency specialised in real estate and signage design; and currently, planning housing and office buildings in Berlin with a private project developer. She is a proud ambassador of Berlin and Context.
Finn grew up in Northern Ireland before moving to England to study and later teach in the department of Film and Literature at the University of Warwick. He completed his doctoral study on German folklore and popular cinema in 2012, and has published extensively in the fields of Film Studies and Gender Studies. Since 2008, he has been living and guiding in Berlin. He now works as a historical advisor for television and film productions set in Berlin, particularly during the Weimar era or Third Reich. He is a journalist for the 'Siegessauele', Europe's foremost Queer magazine, and organises events at Berlin's English-language bookstore 'Another Country'. Finn works for Berlin's Schwules Museum as a guide and curator. He is currently Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the Council on International Educational Exchange.
Sara is an Italian archaeologist specialized in Mesopotamian and Classical cultures. Her PhD dissertation (University of Rome- la Sapienza) focused on the concept of "Sacred" mirrored in Old Babylonian Mesopotamian Architecture. She has participated in many field excavations in Italy and Europe (including the Roman Forum) and in the Near East. There she has been a member for ten years of the Italian archaeological Mission in Tell Mardikh-Ebla in Syria, and has participated in field research in Lebanon and Turkey. For many years, she was also adjunct Professor of Classical Art and Ancient Roman History in a private American university in Rome and worked as a tourist guide in the major exhibition centres and archaeological sites of the "Eternal City." She has also had the opportunity to speak as a lecturer in specialized trips to Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Lybia and Jordan and to work as Study Leader for the Smithsonian Institute in archaeological trips in Campania. Since moving to Berlin several years ago, she has acquired a deep knowledge of the city and its historical background. Sara loves to communicate her passion for history, which she likes to bring to life by guiding her guests to vividly imagine how ancient civilizations once were.
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