Hackney Tours Berlin Wall Run in Hackney Gazette

Fame. And blinds…

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s