Mapping Berlin
with site-specific pages created by students in the seminar
RC 334 "Reco(r)ding the City"

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I have long, indeed for years, played with the idea of setting out the sphere of life "bios" graphically on a map. First I envisaged an ordinary map, but now I would incline to a general staff's map of a city center, if such a thing existed ... I have evolved a system of signs, and on the gray background of such maps they would make a colorful show if I clearly marked in the houses of my friends and girlfriends, the assembly halls of various collectives ... the hotel and brothel rooms that I knew for one night, the decisive benches in the Tiergarten, ... the sites of prestigious cafés whose long-forgotten names daily crossed our lips.

Walter Benjamin "A Berlin Chronicle" (1932)