Book Presentation & Conversation The City after Corona

The City After Corona © Manuel Miranda


Goethe-Institut New York

Register Here Home office, undertourism, online shopping - the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have changed how we engage with our cities. Is the dense urban center already a thing of the past, an object of nostalgia? How can cities cope with the inevitable states of emergency we'll encounter because of climate change?

In their new book The City After Corona, authors Doris Kleilein and Friederike Meyer explore the pandemic's effects on urban development and examine which architecture, infrastructures, and public spaces are suitable for crises. Join us for a conversation presenting their findings, moderated by Mariana Mogilevich, the Editor in Chief of Urban Omnibus and author of The Invention of Public Space (2021).

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Doris Kleilein completed a journalistic traineeship in Nuremberg and studied architecture in Berlin and Winnipeg from 1992 to 1999. After graduating, she co-founded the architecture agency bromsky and worked as a freelance author for radio and print, focusing on architecture, the city and politics. From 2005 to 2018 she was editor of the architecture journal Bauwelt, where she mainly published on new housing models, urban development, and the effects of migration on architecture and urban development.  In cooperation with Ballhaus Naunynstraße, she also curated performative courses in urban space. In 2014, Doris Kleilein was appointed to the women's advisory board of the Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development and Environment, and she also lectures, discusses, and teaches internationally. Since 2019, Doris Kleilein has headed the architectural book publishing house JOVIS in Berlin. 

Friederike Meyer studied architecture at the RWTH Aachen and as a DAAD scholarship holder at the University of Washington in Seattle. She also trained as a journalist at the Evangelische Medienakademie in Berlin. Today, she works as an architecture journalist in Berlin. She is interested in the intersection of architecture, urban planning, and society. From 2000 to 2017 she was editor of the architecture journal Bauwelt; for several years she has been working as an author for exhibitions and books, moderator and juror. She teaches architectural communication in Kaiserslautern. Friederike Meyer has been editor-in-chief of the newsroom of BauNetz since 2017.

Mariana Mogilevich is a historian of architecture and urbanism and editor-in-chief of Urban Omnibus, the online publication of The Architectural League of New York. Her book The Invention of Public Space: Designing for Inclusion in Lindsay's New York was publishing in August 2021.