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June 8, 2006, 8 pm

Capital of Transformation

Familie Strassburger
Director: Bill Meyers, interview documentary, USA/GDR 1986, 20 min.
The non-burgeois East and the fashionable new burgeoisie
Lecture by Jens Bisky (author and editorial journalist, Berlin)

Family Strassburger from Dresden - mother (pedagogue), father (engineer), daughter and son of 7 or 8 years who is already aware of his responsibility towards society amd "actually doesn"t want to leave Dresden", because he likes the city so much. Sitting on their living room couch, they are interviewed by Bill Meyers about everyday live in the GDR:

"Due to the systematic disappearance of the bourgeoisiein the GDR, the elimination of socialism"s operative elites and ongoing migration, the East lacks middle classes and elites. The social space between East and West remains a promise unfulfilled. There is no internal unity. How would a culture of disparity and differences present itself without wanting to reinvent the wheel?

Location: Kunsthaus Dresden, Rähnitzgasse 8, 01097 Dresden
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