Same but different – East European Perspectives: October 3, 4 pm, Willy-Brandt-Haus
My story of change in the 90s. Perspectives from Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria and Germany
Open Discussion / Saturday, October 3 / 4 pm / Willy-Brandt-Haus, in the exhibition „Der dritte Blick“
with Olena Pravylo (Congress of Culture Activists, Ukraine), Polina Filippova (Sakharov Center, Russia), Louisa Slavkova (Sofia Platform, Bulgaria), Christine Wetzel (German-Russian Exchange, Germany), Mandy Schultze (Perspektive3, Germany)
When we think of transition in Germany, we think of reunification of East and West, of living in relation to that other half. In all the states of the former Eastern Block, the so called 3rd Generation – those born between 1975 and 1985 – has made transformation experiences in an age of adolescense. Inbetween breakdown and new beginnings, impoverishment and unknown abundance of goods, new role models and lasting confusion and insecurity. With the promise that all borders are now gone and the sticky feeling that they are still there, just elsewhere and reshaped. Listen to very personal stories from Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria and Germany. And if you like, tell us your own story.
Willy-Brandt-Haus, Wilhelmstraße 140, 10963 Berlin