Ber/Lon – A Tale of Two Gentrifying Cities
Speaking Volumes Live Literature Productions (United Kingdom), Lettrétage (Germany)
For centuries the cities of London and Berlin have been transformed and re-invented by people from all over the world, who have created vibrant cultures in local areas at the intersection of art and politics. Is this all under threat now, as creative and political spaces are eaten up developers and capital cities are overrun by the power of capital?
Join artists Joshua Idehen and Adelaide Ivánova, Johny Pitts and Joanna Legid as they confront these issues in the London and Berlin neighbourhoods at the forefront of change. Through multilingual poetry and prose, photography and music, Ber/Lon explores what is lost — what we lose — when working-class, multicultural areas become gentrified.
Poets: Joshua Idehen and Adelaide Ivanova | Photographers: Joanna Legid and Johny Pitts | Production Management: Sharmilla Beezmohun, Nick Chapman, and Sarah Sanders (Speaking Volumes) | Production Partner: Lettrétage | Funded by: International Co-production Fund of the Goethe-Institut
A Speaking Volumes production with Lettrétage, funded by the Goethe Institute
This project is part of round 7 of the International Coproduction Fund, year 2019.