Do you want to experience philosophy in the streets of Berlin? This city is full of the streets, buildings, monuments, cemeteries, squares, others that are somehow associated with philosophy and philosophers. We would like to explore this, so we start with the project of free “Berlin Streets Philosophical Guide”. You will be able to download the first edition soon from this website. We hope also to develop the guide on regular basis – it should be a living book, to which you could also contibute. If you write a short text up to 500 words about “a philosophical” place in Berlin, just send it to us, we will take it into consideration as a possible part of it.
We are starting our guide with Michal Czapara’s text on Kurt Tucholsky, the name so much known to Berlin-Mitte residents from Tucholsky street (Tucholskystrasse). Mr. Czapara is one of the founding members of Berlin Forum.
VISIT KURT TUCHOLSKY OR: ABOUT A STROLL DOWN LüBECKERSTRAßE
by Michał Czapara, Berlin philosopher and historian, European-University Viadrina
Visiting Berlin, take a stroll down Lübeckerstraße in Berlin’s district of Moabit. Take a break in front of the house number 13. A memorial plaque will tell you that this is the birthplace of Kurt Tucholsky, a man who had chosen the following message as an epitaph for his gravestone: “Here rest a golden heart and an iron muzzle. Good night –!” [Read more…]