HISTORY

HISTORY

What is represented in our public spaces? Before televisions and billboards, statues and buildings served up the advertising of the day. From the moral tales of mythology and religious iconography, to reminders of nationhood and images of human strength and power.

In Berlin, placards and explanations are placed by old Soviet monuments. The Wall has many interactive reminders of what happened when Germany was split. Yet other monuments including Prussian remnants are given little or no context. These, too, are broadcasting former ideals, hopes, dreams, losses, gains and remembrances.