Hackney Gazette covered our Wall run last week in Berlin. It was partly about Berlin and the old German Democratic Republic, but it was also about Hackney. In 2009 Hackney Tours ran the former Iron Curtain with a team of ‘East’ and ‘West’ Germans to celebrate 20 years since the Wall fell (see Running the Berlin Wall).
But the run is also part of a project that explores divisions and borders here in East London and what they mean. Borders come in all shapes and form: some visible, some not. They can be real or perceived, economic or ethnic. You can see more about the art project which conflates the Berlin Wall with the Olympic fence – using iconography from both – here.