Experimental Geographies

"There is tenderness only in the coarsest demand: that no-one shall go hungry any more" – Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia (1974: 156)

Soziale Stadt: The Politics of Housing in Berlin

Kreuzberg, August 2009 (Photo: Author)

For anyone interested in the politics of housing in Berlin, Die TAZ is running an extended series of articles on a number of issues that have increasingly come to characterize – even structure – the housing ‘market’ in the city (from gentrification to social exclusion, marginality to resistance).

I’ve included links to the articles below:

TAZ-SERIE “SOZIALE STADT” (1): The politics of rent

TAZ-SERIE “SOZIALE STADT” (2): Building ‘collectives’ and gentrification

TAZ-SERIE “SOZIALE STADT” (3): Gentrification

TAZ-SERIE “SOZIALE STADT” (4): Squatting in the former East Berlin

TAZ-SERIE “SOZIALE STADT” (5): Boom in Nord-Neukölln

TAZ-SERIE “SOZIALE STADT” (6): Regulating rent?

TAZ-SERIE “SOZIALE STADT” (7): ‘Managing’ development

TAZ-SERIE “SOZIALE STADT” (7B): Politics of education/migration

TAZ-SERIE “SOZIALE STADT” (8B): Calculating social ‘change:’ some of the ‘winners’ in Berlin

TAZ-SERIE “SOZIALE STADT” (PORTRAIT): Lobbying and the politics of rent

TAZ-SERIE “SOZIALE STADT” (INTERVIEW): Managing the ‘market’

TAZ-SERIE “SOZIALE STADT” (INTERVIEW): Resisting gentrification

TAZ-SERIE “SOZIALE STADT” (10): Poverty and urban marginality

TAZ-SERIE “SOZIALE STADT”: Co-operatives: resisting speculation?

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