With interviews gathered from a longitudinal study with former East German activists, from a new Finnish non-fiction book on everyday life in East Germany, and to a discussion of lives lost at the Berlin Wall, this event will explore the significance of the fall of the Berlin Wall three decades later.
Professor Pertti Ahonen, University of Jyväskylä – author of Death at the Berlin Wall (Oxford UP, 2011)
Professor Molly Andrews, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies – author of Shaping History: Narratives of Political Change (Cambridge UP, 2009)
Kati Koivikko, journalist, photographer, nonfiction writer – author of Kirkkaankeltaisen Wartburgin kyydissä (Avain, 2019)
Moderator: Kaisa Kaakinen, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
Pinnalla is Think Corner's topical lunch event series which offers the perspective of research on burning issues. Together with experts, the events seek a deeper understanding of hot topics and current phenomena. Come to Think Corner for the smartest lunch in town!
More information: https://www.helsinki.fi/fi/tiedekulma/ohjelma/pinnalla
and Kaisa Kaakinen, Research Coordinator at HCAS, kaisa.kaakinen[at]helsinki.fi